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

3rd June

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.

Reserve Here


Join us at Women Deliver 2019 to find out what neglected tropical disease (NTD) programmes can do for you!

A #WD2019 side event on

5th June

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

Natasha Mwansa
Youth Advocate from Malawi

Moderated by
Dr Joannie Marlene Bewa
Physician, global advocate for girls, women and reproductive health

Register here

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)


Age Consequences (Medical) Consequences (Social) Solution
Age0 – 14 years Consequences (Medical)Low birth weight.
Hampered growth and stunting.
Reduced school attendance and attainment.
Consequences (Social)Stigma.
Social isolation.
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).
Consequences (Social)Stigma.
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

Women Deliver Conference Stand Map

Come and interact with our sensory experience on our stand, located opposite the NW corner of the youth zone

Women Deliver Conference Stand Map