We are pleased to be joining world leaders, influencers and fellow advocates at this year’s Women Deliver conference in Vancouver from June 3-6, to call for a more gender equitable world and more attention to neglected tropical diseases.
The Great Pub Quiz
on neglected tropical diseases
Can you tell your schistosomiasis
from your onchocerciasis?
Don’t miss it
13.00-15.00 in Room 213, Level 2 VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTER
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) affect over a billion people – that’s one in seven of the world’s population and yet few people know what they are.
We are going to change all of that! This fun-filled pub quiz will educate and inform you about NTDs and will show how NTDs affect you and your programmes, whichever field you work in.
Featuring pub landlord, Henry Bonsu
as well as pub food and drinks.
GETTING THE MOST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK
Join us at Women Deliver 2019 to find out what neglected tropical disease (NTD) programmes can do for you!
A #WD2019 side event on
12.00-13.30 in Room 217-219, 2nd floor VANCOUVER CONVENTION CENTER
We will be joined by fantastic speakers
Madame Sika Bella Kabore
Her Excellency the First Lady of Burkina Faso
Dr Mwele Malecela
Department of Control of NTDs World Health Organization
Sarah Achieng Opendi
Honorable Minister of State for Health Republic of Uganda
Youth Advocate from Malawi
Dr Joannie Marlene Bewa
Physician, global advocate for girls, women and reproductive health
Women Deliver conference
Women Deliver is the world’s largest conference focusing on gender equality and the health, rights and wellbeing of women and girls. We will have a strong presence to raise awareness of the impact of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) on women and girls and to call on more partners to join the NTDs movement and help bring these diseases to an end.
The missing thread
We will be running an exhibition booth, highlighting how NTD interventions can improve the lives of women and girls in some of the world’s poorest and most marginalised communities and hosting two high energy side events. You can read our briefing document on NTDs – the missing thread, here! This has big clues for our pub quiz. Looking forward to seeing you at Women Deliver!
Life cycle of female life and neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
STH – SCHISTOSOMIASIS – ONCHOCERCIASIS – LF – TRACHOMA
GUINEA WORM – HAT – CHAGAS – LEPROSY – VL
|Age||Consequences (Medical)||Consequences (Social)||Solution|
|Age0 – 14 years||Consequences (Medical)Low birth weight.
Hampered growth and stunting.
Reduced school attendance and attainment.
Poor outlook in life.
|SolutionInclusion of NTD interventions in MCH, health programmes targeting PSAC, school health and nutritional programmes.|
|Age15 – 24 years||Consequences (Medical)Early lymphoedema.
FGS – Ectopic pregnancy.
Triple HIV risk.
Poor foetal growth and risk of still birth.
Mother-to-child transmission (Chagas).
Misdiagnosis as a STI and social isolation.
|SolutionInclusion of NTD interventions in programmes such as RMNCH, SRHR, HIV screening and prevention, family planning.|
|Age25+ years||Consequences (Medical)Blindness.
Pain and disfigurement.
|Consequences (Social)Inability to work.
Stigma and social isolation.
Need their children to take care of them (Meaning children can’t go to school).
|SolutionLarge scale preventive treatment in affected communities and provision of chronic care and counselling.|
3rd – 6th June 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre, Canada
Come and interact with our sensory experience on our stand, located opposite the NW corner of the youth zone