Neglected Tropical Diseases

Student researchers observe and collect sand flies, the primary transmitters of leishmaniasis.

Credit: NIAID

NIAID has a long-standing program of research devoted to better understanding, treating, and preventing neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). NIAID conducts its own basic and clinical studies and supports those of researchers based in the United States and in countries where NTDs are widespread.

Through the information offered here, researchers can learn about the science being conducted at NIAID and by NIAID-funded researchers. Researchers seeking funding can access opportunities to further their own research, while NIAID and NIH grantees can find out about available resources outside of specific funding opportunities. Recent publications, active networks, and ways to connect with other researchers are also available.

Networks

NIAID partners with leaders in the field of neglected tropical diseases research to better understand the diseases and move forward toward better prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.


Read more about neglected tropical disease networks

Resources for Researchers

NIAID supports research repositories to foster the development of research programs against neglected tropical diseases by providing researchers with parasite species, standard study protocols, and training.


See a full list of all neglected tropical diseases resources for research
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