20 February, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
The beautiful island country of Maldives is featured this month. Maldives is making great progress towards ending leprosy, with only a small number of new cases per year. Read about the history of leprosy in Maldives, its many activities for treatment and surveillance, and its initiatives to support people with disabilities.
19 February, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
The formal report of the International Task Force on Disease Eradication (ITFDE) meeting on leprosy outlined six important conclusions and recommendations. Its recommendations are a stark reminder of how much is still unknown about the disease, and how much more needs to be done to develop the research, global targets, anti-discrimination initiatives, funding and other tactics necessary for Zero Leprosy. Secretariat Director Courtenay Dusenbury reflects on steps forward in the last year: a research agenda, strategies to work with countries, and partnerships.
18 February, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
The Research Agenda Working Group is nearing completion on its recommendations. It is hoped that the development of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy research agenda, through a broad and inclusive process, will help to align the leprosy community (and potential partners and donors) around key research needs and priorities for the future. Resource mobilization and support for the research agenda will be undertaken by the new Advocacy and Resource Mobilization Working Group as a key component of its efforts in 2019.
27 January, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
In time for World Leprosy Day, Mathias Duck discusses how persons affected by leprosy can help empower others affected and improve interventions to reach Zero Leprosy.
25 January, 2019 | United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commisioner
Media Statement by Ms. Alice Cruz, UN Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy Vea abajo la versión en español Pour la version en français, voir ci-dessous Para a versão em português, veja abaixo GENEVA (24 January … More Leprosy: We are failing our children
24 January, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
In our new video, Mathias Duck speaks about the extreme forms of discrimination and stigma can take against persons affected by leprosy.
23 January, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
Courtenay Dusenbury, Secretariat Director, reflects on the first year of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy. With the guidance and commitment of the leadership team, the partnership has created a governance structure, developed a long-term strategy, and has launched two working groups.
22 January, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy officially began in January 2018, just before World Leprosy Day. In one year, we’ve grown to over 400 members, launched two working groups, and have begun the work of creating a research agenda for … More Photos: Looking back on a year
16 January, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
Over the past several decades, great efforts have been made in ending leprosy worldwide. However, leprosy control in the South-East Asia Region remains a challenge. These countries are determined to overcome leprosy and its resulting complications. Every month we will be highlighting a new South East Asian country to show the steps they are taking to actively progress towards a leprosy-free world. This month we are looking at the country of Bangladesh.
7 January, 2019 | The Star Carville Louisiana
Read the 2018 issue of The Star, radiating the light of truth on Hansen’s disease. The purpose of The Star is to: 1) Promote an educated public opinion of Hansen’s disease. 2.) Serve as advocate for those who have experienced … More The Star 2018
13 December, 2018 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
Managers from national leprosy programmes, along with representatives from ILEP organizations, are directing the upcoming efforts of the Operational Excellence working group. They travelled from afar to participate in the inaugural Operational Excellence meeting, held 6-7 December in Amsterdam.
12 December, 2018 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
Managers from national leprosy programmes, along with representatives from ILEP organizations, are directing the upcoming efforts of the Operational Excellence working group. They travelled from Brazil, Benin, Ethiopia, Morocco, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the United Kingdom to participate in the inaugural Operational Excellence meeting, held 6-7 December in Amsterdam. Learn about the meeting discussions and tasks ahead for the working group.
15 November, 2018 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
Courtenay Dusenbury and Christine Fenenga of the secretariat team recently spent time in the Galle District of Sri Lanka. See their photos and learn more about the Sri Lanka leprosy programme, the Udugama Hospital’s satellite clinic, and the country’s innovations to track cases and serve its communities.
12 November, 2018 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
The leprosy community was well-represented at the recent annual meeting of the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD), with a sessions on leprosy post-exposure prophylaxis (LPEP) and our Research Agenda Working Group.
6 September, 2018 | World Health Organization
The modus operandi for leprosy control in all the WHO global strategies over the past 3 decades has been detection of all cases and prompt treatment with multidrug therapy (MDT). As the global target has been reached in all but a few countries, the most recent strategy indicates a shift from “elimination of leprosy as a public health problem” to reduction of the disease burden, measured as a reduction in grade-2 disabilities (G2D) among new cases and new cases in children.
20 August, 2018 | World Health Organization
WHO’s Global Leprosy Programme has released the full Guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of leprosy. The Guidelines provide state-of-the-art knowledge and evidence on leprosy diagnosis, treatment and prevention based on a public health approach in low and middle-income countries. … More Guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of leprosy
18 August, 2018 | Task Force for Global Health
Joseph Amon and David Addiss describe how drug doses alone can’t address neglected tropical disease (NTD)-related challenges such as mental health, stigma, and poverty. They argue that NTD programs should commit to caregiving for affected persons and adopt a human rights approach into the fight against NTDs.
17 August, 2018 | United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commisioner
Politicians must stop misusing the word leprosy to convey harmful stereotypes because its widespread use as a metaphor for all that is loathsome contributes to violations of the human rights of persons affected by leprosy, says a UN expert. “Within … More Political leaders must stop misusing leprosy as a metaphor for harmful stereotypes, says UN expert