1. Focus Areas
  2. Women and Girls

Women and girls are disproportionately impacted by health inequities

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Targeted interventions to address gender-based global health disparities

Women and girls face distinct challenges, including those related to reproductive health, and they often have social and cultural barriers blocking their access to adequate nutrition and health care. Aimed at making an outsized impact on overlooked issues, several of our programs treat diseases and health challenges that disproportionately affect women and girls.

million pregnant women have active syphilis, which is the second most common infectious cause of stillbirth
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Tackling diseases that uniquely affect women and girls

We help detect and treat syphilis in pregnant women – a deeply neglected condition globally. We support improved health and quality of life for adolescent girls who are at high risk for anemia. And we help governments prioritize and deliver deworming treatments, which are shown to increase girls’ chances of staying in school.

Delivering interventions for health equity

Our interventions help women and girls access essential care for improved wellbeing and a healthier future – and the future of their babies.