How Women are Leading the Fight to Beat NTDs

04 Aug 2021

Wita Larasati explains LF medicines to breastfeeding woman during an NTD campaign in Indonesia.

From disability to blindness, the chronic impacts of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) can be debilitating and stigmatizing — and they continue to mostly impact the world’s poorest and most marginalized populations. Women and girls often disproportionately feel the impacts of NTDs due to a variety of social, cultural, and economic factors. 

While women suffer from the debilitating effects and social consequences of NTDs, they are also playing a crucial role in the fight to beat these devastating diseases. From pioneering research efforts, to leading countries’ in their work to build sustainable NTD programming, many women are stepping up to lead the charge in controlling and eliminating NTDs. 

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