Neglected Tropical Diseases: RSTMH photo competition

16 Jan 2023
Credit: Michelle Stanton Caption: Lake Albert, Uganda during a schistosomiasis survey. Snails were sampled in the lake. All 30 children surveyed in the nearby school tested positive for schistosomiasis despite regular treatment with praziquantel.

To mark World NTD Day, taking place on 30 January 2023, we are running a photo competition to highlight neglected tropical diseases. 

The competition is an opportunity to showcase the people, communities, activities, successes and challenges of working with neglected tropical diseases. 

The winning image will win a RSTMH membership for one year. Entries have the potential to feature on the cover of an issue of RSTMH’s journal, International Health. Images should be submitted as high-quality JPEGs or PNGs. The deadline for submissions is 17:00 GMT, 17 February 2023. 

Find out more and enter

The World Health Organization classifies the below as NTDs:

  • Buruli ulcer
  • Chagas disease
  • dengue and chikungunya
  • dracunculiasis (Guinea-worm disease)
  • echinococcosis
  • foodborne trematodiases
  • human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness)
  • leishmaniasis
  • leprosy (Hansen’s disease)
  • lymphatic filariasis
  • mycetoma
  • chromoblastomycosis and other deep mycoses
  • onchocerciasis (river blindness)
  • rabies
  • scabies and other ectoparasitoses
  • schistosomiasis
  • soil-transmitted helminthiases
  • snakebite envenoming
  • taeniasis/cysticercosis
  • trachoma
  • yaws and other endemic treponematoses