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Francis Peel
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The economic impact of Neglected Tropical Diseases on Women and Girls: exploring the evidence
UKCNTD briefing paper, April 2017 Background Women and girls are disproportionately affected by NTDs due to both biological and social factors, and tend to shoulder the burden of caring for family members affected by these diseases. NTDs further exacerbate ...

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Report Launch: Investments in Neglected Tropical Diseases are one of the Best Buys in Development
Third progress report since the London Declaration on NTDs shows strong endemic country leadership, calls on partners to scale up efforts in order to reach WHO targets. London, United Kingdom, 25 June 2015 — A new report by Uniting to Combat NTDs highlights...

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G7 leaders commit themselves to the NTDs battle
The G7 Summit was held in Krün, Germany on June 7–8, 2015. The Coalition is delighted to report that the Leaders Declaration developed following the Summit discussions included the following paragraphs on Neglected Tropical Diseases: Click image to download...

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Triple jeopardy: tackling the discrimination facing girls and women with leprosy
Girls and women with leprosy are triply discriminated against because of their gender, the disabilities that can result from the disease and the impact of its stigma is the key message of a new report by the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associat...

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Parliamentary Launch for UKCNTD's Annual NTD Report
Great strides have been made in the battle against Neglected Tropical Diseases but more needs to be done for the 1 in 5 people whose lives are still blighted by these diseases. This is one of the key messages of the 2014-2015 Report for the All Party Parlia...

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Integrating Leprosy and Disability into the Sustainable Development Goals
By Charlotte Walker and Francis Peel on behalf of the UKCNTD World Leprosy Day 2015 on 25 January focuses attention on a truly debilitating disease, but whilst world commemoration days often stand in splendid isolation when it comes to development initiativ...

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A Pivotal Year for NTDs
The release of the Bill and Melinda Gates Annual Letter includes a call to action for the international development community to prioritise neglected tropical diseases and commit to ending four diseases – guinea worm, elephantiasis, river blindness and blin...
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