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It's showtime! 
In celebration and recognition of the 5 years since the London Declaration on NTDs was signed, we are proud to present our ISNTD Festival which kicks off on the 23rd Feb at the Barbican Centre in London! Discover how emerging frontiers within creative industries, science communication and gaming can work with the tropical health community to raise awareness, change behaviours, smash stigma, teach and drive the fight against the disease burden. 

ISNTD Festival
February 23rd 2017
Barbican Centre London
To become a Festival Patron please email Kamran Rafiq at
Delivering creative solutions 

Keep submitting your material until Feb 15!

The ISNTD Festival includes Open Submissions for ISNTD Awards (photo, film, TV, apps, gaming, ...with an NTD / tropical disease theme) and the specific Patrons' Challenges identified and set out by our members and patrons - this is open to absolutely everyone!

Register your / your organisation's interest to tackle these challenges by emailing Kamran Rafiq (ISNTD Communications Director) at

Have a Challenge of your own - why not become an ISNTD Festival Patron?
Contact us here.  

Take the Challenge!
Could you or your organisation tackle these NTD & global health challenges?

Break Dengue Challenges

Break Dengue is committed to implement the most scalable and sustainable idea on how to communicate the dengue risk, develop the prediction tool and build a strong scientific community. A symbolic prize (200€ in the form of gift vouchers per winning team) goes to the best ideas! Submit your idea to:
Generate better data about dengue, dengue surveillance and create a "Dengue Barometer".
• Deliver a communication campaign & increase awareness of dengue burden and risks.
• Put forward ambassadors and mobilise the scientific community around dengue.

For more information check out the full Break Dengue brief. 
To find out more about Break Dengue, check out their website, Twitter and Facebook account. They will also be available at the ISNTD Festival for any possible questions.  

Leprosy Mission Challenge
The Leprosy Mission England & Wales invites you to build an innovative and interactive game about leprosy, suitable for low-resource classroom settings or activity sessions, to educate groups about leprosy (the importance of recognising symptoms and getting early treatment).

The prize includes a six-month internship with TLME&W in their UK offices. The full Leprosy Mission England & Wales brief can be found here. 


Special announcement:
Break Dengue Community Action Prize to be awarded at ISNTD Festival!

The Break Dengue €10,000 Community Action Prize is an initiative aimed at finding and awarding pilot initiatives or simply ideas to design and test new approaches to integrating a dengue vaccine as part of a holistic plan to combat dengue. The application period closed on December 20th, 2016.

67 submissions from NGOs, healthcare professionals, vector control specialists or simply active community members entered the competition. All of them proposed ideas on how to educate communities on the dengue risk, help implement prevention measures and address community-level drivers and barriers for dengue vaccine integration.

An expert jury is currently carefully analysing all the initiatives and the winner will be announced during the ISNTD Festival’s award ceremony. The winner will receive €10,000 to increase the impact of their idea.

For more information click here.

Please email ISNTD Communications Director Kamran Rafiq at
for further information or involvement in ISNTD Festival 2017 on Feb 23rd 2017 or register here directly!
Dates the diary 2017
ISNTD Festival (Feb 23, Barbican Centre London): creative industries & NTDs
ISNTD Bites (March 21, Institute of Child Health, London): vector control & tropical diseases
ISNTD Chagas (April 6, Washington DC): Chagas disease roundtable
ISNTD d³ (May 16-17, Wellcome Trust, London): drug discovery, development & diagnostics for NTDs 
ISNTD Water (Nov 2017, London): water, sanitation & hygiene for NTDs
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