27 June 2022 ·

Meet our newest Leadership Team members

This year the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy welcomed six new Leadership Team members. With more representation from persons affected by Hansen’s disease and from National Leprosy Programmes, the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy now welcomes its largest and most representative Leadership Team to date. … Read More >

27 June 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Tanzania’s Path to Zero Leprosy: Q&A with Dr Kamara

In May 2022, Tanzania’s National Leprosy Programme developed a Zero Leprosy Action Plan together with national and international partners. The county’s National Leprosy Programme Manager, Dr Deusdedit Kamara, shares their progress to date and how they will move the new Zero Leprosy agenda forward. What … Read More >

22 June 2022 · Raoul Follereau Foundation

Côte d’Ivoire: Zero Leprosy by 2030

On June 1 and 2 in Abidjan, a major advocacy and resource mobilization meeting took place to achieve an objective: zero leprosy in Côte d’Ivoire. These two days were a success and resulted in the signing of the “Abidjan Declaration.” The Raoul Follereau Foundation is, … Read More >

21 June 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

What’s next for the Partnership? GPZL Leadership Team convenes in London to discuss strategic direction 

In June 2022, the Leadership Team of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy met in Brentford, London to discuss the Partnership’s progress to date and its strategy for the next three years. While the Leadership Team meets quarterly online, this was the first time that … Read More >

16 June 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Core Team shares next steps toward ending leprosy in Uganda

Uganda’s National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme developed a Zero Leprosy Action Plan. Core Team members, Dr Stavia Turyahabwe, Dr Rose Kengonzi, and Dr Joseph Kawuma, report on what was achieved and reflect on the next steps toward ending leprosy in Uganda. Video transcript: Dr Stavia … Read More >

24 May 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Tanzania’s National Programme develops action plan to achieve zero leprosy

The National Leprosy Programme of Tanzania, in collaboration with partners working to achieve a Zero Leprosy status and the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, convened to take the Roadmap one step further and develop a national Zero Leprosy Action Plan.

23 May 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

GPZL launches new framework for countries to end leprosy

ast month, the Country Model Working Group held a validation workshop to review and affirm all new and updated components of the Country Model. The updated Zero Leprosy Country Model is now complete and is available to our country partners to support national planning to reach zero leprosy.

19 May 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

GPZL welcomes new Leadership Team members

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy welcomes six new members to our Leadership Team. We are pleased to announce the new representatives of persons-affected organizations, national leprosy programs, organizational members, individual members, and the global health community. Learn about our newest Leadership Team members, Faustino … Read More >

18 May 2022 · Alice Cruz, UN Special Rapporteur

UN Special Rapporteur calls for input from persons affected by Hansen’s disease

The next report of the Special Rapporteur to the United Nations General Assembly will focus on the national legal protections available for persons affected by Hansen’s disease. More specifically, the Special Rapporteur will focus on the rights provided for in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

16 May 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Uganda’s Zero Leprosy Action Plan outlines agenda for disease elimination

In previous years Uganda focused on controlling leprosy. Now Uganda turns toward a new goal: achieving zero leprosy. A future without leprosy in Uganda is within reach, and together, we will achieve it.

11 May 2022 · DAHW Brasil

Dahw Brasil lança Curso Básico de hanseníase

Nesta Quarta-feira, 27 de abril de 2022, a DAHW Brasil, ONG alemã que atua no país há mais de 60 anos, lança o Curso Básico em Hanseníase. Uma iniciativa online e gratuita pensada para o público de Profissionais de Saúde de nível médio (Agentes Comunitários … Read More >

11 May 2022 · DAHW Brasil

DAHW Brasil launches Basic Leprosy Course

The course is a free online initiative designed for mid-level Health Professionals and persons affected by leprosy and their families.

6 May 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Côte d’Ivoire develops action plan to end leprosy

In April, the National Leprosy Programme of Côte d’Ivoire organized a workshop to develop a Zero Leprosy Action Plan. This plan was developed in partnership with the National Buruli Ulcer Control Programme, the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, and local, national, and international partners working … Read More >

22 February 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Call for Nominations: 7 Representatives to join Leadership Team

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy seeks to expand its Leadership Team. Seven positions are open for nominations, including two representatives of persons-affected organizations, two representatives of National Leprosy Programmes, one organizational member representative, one individual member representative, and one global health representative. Descriptions of … Read More >

17 February 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

World Leprosy Day 2022: Events Around the World

World Leprosy Day is recognized internationally on the last Sunday of January to increase public awareness of leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. This year it was celebrated on 30 January 2022. Organizations of persons affected by leprosy and leprosy community partners traditionally organize in-person … Read More >

27 January 2022 · Purple Hope Initiative Nigeria

Open letter to Bishop David Oyedepo in response to stigmatizing comments about leprosy 

The following is an open letter from Purple Hope Initiative Nigeria, an organization of women and children affected by Hansen’s disease, to Bishop David Oyedepo in response to his stigmatizing comments about leprosy. Dear Bishop David Oyedepo, As a Nigerian organization of people who have … Read More >

21 January 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Guam proclaims January “Leprosy Awareness Month”

On 21 January 2022, Governor Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero and Lieutenant Governor Joshua F. Tenorio of Guam signed a proclamation establishing January as Leprosy Awareness Month and January 30, 2022, as World Leprosy Day. The Virtual Proclamation Signing Ceremony was broadcast on the Governor’s Facebook … Read More >

14 January 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

GPZL convenes researchers for Stigma and Mental Wellbeing Workshop

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) aims to accelerate research that contributes to global progress toward zero leprosy. After the publication of the Zero Leprosy Research Agenda in 2019, GPZL prioritized the agenda, gathering input from the leprosy research community to identify critical but … Read More >

10 January 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Accelerating Leprosy Research: Q&A with Arielle Cavaliero

Following the publication of the Zero Leprosy Research Agenda in 2019, the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy has prioritized the agenda topics, landscaped current research, and brought researchers together for a series of research workshops to identify key questions. We sat down with GPZL leadership … Read More >

21 December 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Persons affected show the way toward Zero Leprosy in Mozambique

People who have experienced leprosy share their experience of the disease with National Leprosy Programmes to help improve leprosy knowledge, skills, and health coverage in their country. Our new video shows this collaboration between persons affected and the National Leprosy Programme of Mozambique.