Christian Medical College, Vellore

The Christian Medical College, (CMC) Vellore, India, is a premier medical college with a 5-star rating by the National Accreditation Council and the University Grants Commission of India. CMC has played a significant role in NTD research for several decades with contributions from faculty at the international/WHO level on development of treatment guidelines and participation in multi-national studies and trials, at the national level in collaborations with the Government of India both to develop national guidelines and carryout multi-center studies and with the state health authorities in Tamil Nadu. These include large scale population-based surveys and studies in geo-referenced communities on neurocysticercosis, soil-transmitted helminths, dengue and chikungunya and hospital-based surveys and outreach on snakebite envenomation, as well as clinical diagnosis and management of leishmaniasis, hydatid disease and deep mycosis.