ARNTD - African Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases
To address the NTD burden from within, the idea of an African Research Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ARNTD) was initiated by research fellows who had been supported by the European Foundations Initiative for NTDs (EFINTD - 2008). By 2013 the EFINTD intervention had yielded a critical mass of successful African NTD researchers (EFINTD Fellows); evidenced by their peer-reviewed outputs, the local and international policy impact of their research, as well as their extensive research collaborations. ARNTD VISION: An African continent free of NTDs, enabling its populations thrive in a healthy environment. ARNTD MISSION: To support evidence-based control and elimination of NTDs from Africa by empowering current and future generations of African researchers.