CBM Webinar | Embracing gender equity in the fight against NTDs

6 March 2023, 2pm GMT+1
virtual event

NTDs are one of the leading causes of disabilities worldwide. Women and young girls are often more vulnerable to NTDs and bear the greatest burden of NTD-related diseases and their socio-economic consequences.

Through Embracing Equity, we can ensure that NTD interventions are designed to reach women and girls, are accessible to women and girls in vulnerable contexts, and ultimately promote women's overall health and well-being. The webinar will also discuss the key role women can play in the fight against NTDs.

“Embracing equity is at the heart of much of our work at CBM.  Women with disabilities still don’t have equitable access to multiple areas of society including education, health and economic opportunities,” says Girija Sankar, Head of the NTDs programme at CBM.

This conversation will invite key thinkers, policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to explore how NTD programmes have achieved equity so far and what still needs to happen to fully embrace equity in NTD interventions.

Speakers include:

Dr Daniel Eibach from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany.

Dr Obiageli Nebe, Director of the National Schistosomiasis/STH Elimination Programme, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria.

Mrs Jayashree P Kunju, CEO of IBAS and member of the Board if IDEA (International Association for Integration, Dignity and Economic Advancement, India.

Mrs Nisan Zerai, Country Director for the NALA Foundation, Ethiopia.

The webinar will be in English and close captioning is offered.

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