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Women in focus awards

January 31, 2017

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) roadmap on NTDs and the London Declaration, Uniting to Combat NTDs, the WHO and the NTD community are hosting the NTD Summit in Geneva, Switzerland in April 2017.

At the NTD Summit an awards ceremony at will be held at the evening reception on Wednesday, 19 April. The award ceremony will celebrate and acknowledge the vital role of women in defeating NTDs. Margaret Chan will also be honored at this event. Details of the categories and the nomination procedure can be found here.

This is an excellent opportunity to recognize some of the women who are working hard in the fight against leprosy.

Please share this with your staff & country offices and ask them to consider women to nominate. Deadline for registration is 24 February. Award winners will be invited to be at the event in person.