The gender dimensions of NTDs

Gender can affect who gets preventive medicines, who is diagnosed and treated, and who is exposed or vulnerable to NTDs.

A new discussion paper by the UNDP-led Access and Delivery Partnership highlights gender inequities in NTDs and what can be done about them. Recommendations include ensuring that programme design takes into account how gender impacts on all aspects of NTD treatment and care, and addressing gender-based stigma and mental health effects of NTDs.