27th – 28th June 2019: Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

First International Scientific Conference On Neglected Tropical Diseases and its control in Nigeria


About the Conference

EliminateNTD Conference 2019 is the first of its kind in Nigeria. It  offers an outstanding opportunity to gain critical insights, meet existing and new senior scientists and take part in the rapidly evolving global industry of NTDs control and elimination. For 3 days, local and international experts in the field of NTDs: scientists, research scholars, implementer, policy makers, entrepreneurs and delegates from the universities, research organizations, donor agencies, ministries, industries and healthcare sectors will meet to share their knowledge and showcase their researches in their efforts to conquer the battle of Neglected Tropical Diseases which is burden in our country towards meeting the SGD 3.3


Why Attend

Nigeria holds a significant global burden for many NTDs, and with the global focus and efforts for the control and elimination of NTDs, through treatment and case management, as well as vector control. This conference will provide the best platform and the best occasion to outreach the great gathering of participants from around the country and its international friends. This scientific stage will provide an opportunity to the scientists, researchers to conduct presentations, exchange and update knowledge about the current situation of neglected tropical diseases epidemiology and control, and its progress by different stakeholders


Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas, USA

Topic: NTDs and Human Developmental Index challenges in Africa: Will the control and elimination of NTDs make a difference?

Federal University, Lafia, Nigeria

Topic: Why is Social Science Research essential in the control and elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Nigeria

Director, China Centre for Disease Control, Shanghai

Topic: Strategies for the advancement of China-Africa collaboration in the control and elimination of NTDs

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

Topic: Where are the maps of the control and elimination of NTDs in Nigeria?

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK

Topic: Strengthen Health System Intervention for NTDs through Research

University of Uyo, Nigeria

Topic: Cross border cooperation (Benin Republic, Cameroon) and the elimination of NTDs in Nigeria

Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria

Topic: Onchocerciasis Elimination in a changing population in Nigeria

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Topic: Any role for Doxycycline antibiotic therapy in the control and elimination of onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis in Africa?

National Malaria Control Programme, FMOH, Abuja

Topic: Policy changes, programme staff mobility and challenges for the control and elimination of NTDs in Nigeria

Nigerian Institute for Medical Research, Yaba, Nigeria

Topic: Current status of the epidemiology and control of Buruli Ulcer in Nigeria

Country Director, SightSavers (Nigeria & Ghana)

Topic: NGO collaboration in combating NTDs in Nigeria

Osun State University, Oshogbo, Nigeria

Topic: Vector mapping, monitoring and surveillance for the control and elimination of vector-borne NTDs

Panel Discussants

Prince Mahidol Laureate In Public Health

Topic: Meeting NTDs Elimination Targets in Nigeria

China CDC, Shanghi

Topic: Strategies for the advancement of China-Africa Collaboartion in the control and Elimination of NTDs

Pro-Chancellor, Arthur Jarvis University, Akpabuyo, Nigeria.

Topic: Meeting NTDs Elimination Targets in Nigeria. What do we need to do to succeed?

ARNTD, Kumasi, Ghana

Topic: Looking for funding of African NTDs Researchers: Where and where not to look

Registration Fee

Attendee withIN Nigeria


Conference Fee, Free Lunch and  certificate

International Attendee


Conference Fee, Free Lunch and  certificate

Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Students


Conference Fee, Free Lunch and  certificate





  • 26th June 2019
  • 09:00 - 20:00
  • Arrival and Registration
  • 27th June 2019
  • 08.30 - 16.50
  • Opening Ceremony, Keynote Presentations, Plenary Sessions 1 & 2 and Abstract Presentations
  • 28th June 2019
  • 09.30 - 16.50
  • Keynote Presentations, Plenary Sessions 3 & 4, Abstract Presentations, Poster Viewing and Closing Ceremony
  • 29th June 2019
  • 16.25 - 16.50
  • Departure/Sight seeing

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