Women in Focus evening reception

< Wednesday, 19 April schedule

Where and when

  • Wednesday, 19 April | 6.30pm to late
  • Room: Ballroom, InterContinental Geneva

Celebrating the role of women in defeating NTDs

About the reception

The reception will celebrate the tremendous progress that has been made in combating NTDs since the signing of the London Declaration and the WHO roadmap on NTDs and honour the contribution of women in the delivery of NTD programmes.


6.30pm to 6.45pmGuests arrive and take their seats
The MC welcomes guests and introduces the film talking about wider partnership success. 
6.45pm to 6.55pmKey highlights speech
The Chair of the Stakeholders’ Working Group will speak.
6.55pm to 7.30pm

Women in Focus Awards
The MC will introduce the awards and the Women in Focus film.

Award 1: Women who have been affected by NTDs themselves and have made significant contributions in supporting others.

Award 2: Women working at the community level, such as community directed distributors, teachers, environment assistants and community health workers.

Award 3: Women working for NGOs or community-based organisations.

Award 4: Woman working at the health center, sub-national or national level.
7.30pm onwardsDinner and entertainment


Uniting to Combat NTDs, the World Health Organization and the NTD community are hosting the NTD Summit in Geneva, Switzerland in April 2017.

We'll celebrate the community's achievements over the past 5 years and plan for the future as we aim to control, eliminate and eradicate 10 neglected tropical diseases.

NTD Summit

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