Neglected tropical diseases debilitate, disfigure and can even kill. And they continue to have a disproportionate effect on women and girls. That’s why we’ve put together this bank of resources that focus on NTDs and women and girls; and the women who are at the forefront of the fight to beat the diseases.
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Women and girls are disproportionately affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and have less access to medical care. Female genital schistosomiasis (FGS), caused by an NTD, can triple the risk of women contracting HIV, yet safe and effective donated medicines are available but not currently reaching everyone.