March 8 is Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women. Being infected with a neglected tropical disease (NTD) can impede both the educational and professional development for both women and girls. Debilitating infections such as the seven most common NTDs can caused missed school days for young girls, delaying their education and stunting their potential for advancement. For women, socially stigmatizing NTDs such as lymphatic filariasis (LF), onchocerciasis, and leishmaniasis effects their productivity among other aspects of their life, and perpetuates the cycle of poverty.
On this International Womens Day, help provide treatment for women infected with NTDs for just 50 cents. See how you can get involved in the fight against NTDs on our website.