Mission & Objectives

Researchers in Tanzania


The LCNTDR will facilitate coordination of NTD research activities between its members, with its priority being to enhance efforts to control some of the most common NTDs worldwide. 


  • Provide evidence based technical and training support to countries investing in national NTD programmes;
  • Support harmonization of multi-sectoral partnerships and collaborations;
  • Act as an NTD knowledge base for disseminating innovative and evidence based information for policy and programme formulation;
  • Provide a neutral coordinating platform for partner collaboration on NTD control and prevention efforts;
  • Carry out research on new approaches to the study of the geography, transmission dynamics and control of NTDs, with a particular focus on integrated diagnosis and mapping and integrated control of more than one NTD.