Women working to defeat neglected tropical diseases

Uniting to Combat NTDs

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Women play a crucial role in the on-going fight against neglected tropical diseases, a role which often goes unrecognized and unrewarded.


In Zanzibar – off the coast of Tanzania – most of their community drug distributors are women. They are very effective at providing treatment and are valued within their communities.


Along with providing treatment, they play a vital role in teaching the children about hygiene and sanitation.