One Family, Two Women Fighting Neglected Diseases
Women and girls line up during a mass treatment campaign for NTDs in Nepal.
Photo credit: Louise Gubb/RTI International
Kalpana Bhandari's work at ENVISION describes her personal experience with roundworm as a small child living in a village in Nepal. Kalpana shares the story of her aunt, Ganga Acharya, and her work as a community health volunteer at the center of Nepal's fight against NTDs. In Nepal and around the world, Bhandari credits the enormous contribution of women toward NTD progress. Project Zero is a Huffington Post series to raise awareness around Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).
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ENVISION is a global USAID project implemented by RTI International that aims to control and eliminate NTDs by 2020. USAID and RTI International are members of the STH Coalition.