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.

21 December 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Ghana creates action plan to end leprosy

The National Leprosy Programme of Ghana, in collaboration with partners working to end leprosy around Ghana and the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, developed a Zero Leprosy Action Plan in the first week of December.

17 December 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Nepal develops Zero Leprosy Action Plan 

The National Leprosy Programme of Nepal convened stakeholders and in-country partners of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) in Kathmandu in November. The meeting attendees developed an action plan with specific leprosy activities and budgets needed to end leprosy in the country by 2030.  … Read More >

13 December 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Tanzania’s Zero Leprosy Country Review

The National Leprosy Programme of Tanzania conducted a review of leprosy activities in partnership with the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) in late November. The review was requested by Tanzania’s National Leprosy Programme, headed by Dr Deusdedit Kamara. The objective of the country review … Read More >

29 November 2021 · Leprosy Research Initiative

LRI Call for Proposals: Budget Round 2023

The Leprosy Research Initiative (LRI) is pleased to announce a call for proposals for funding commencing in 2023. LRI funds research with a focus on leprosy – including research applications combining leprosy with other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) or other diseases that share cross-cutting issues … Read More >

23 November 2021 · Morhan

Morhan Women’s Group invites women affected by Hansen’s disease to join virtual meetings

Dear friends of NGOs and grassroots organizations of persons affected by Hansen’s disease from Africa and Asia, We are the women’s group of Morhan – Movement for the Reintegration of Persons Affected by Hansen’s Disease in Brazil. With great joy, we are holding international meetings … Read More >

19 November 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

The Review of the National Leprosy Programme of Uganda

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) conducted its country review of the National Leprosy Programme of Uganda in October. The review was requested by Uganda’s National Leprosy Programme, headed by Dr. Rose Kengonzi and Assistant Commissioner Dr. Stavia Turyahabwe. The objective of the country … Read More >

15 November 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Secretariat Director speaks at 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific

Bill Gallo, Secretariat Director of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, delivered a statement on behalf of the Task Force for Global Health at the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific. The statement is in support of agenda item 14.4: … Read More >

11 November 2021 · Alice Cruz

Call for Contributions from Persons Affected by Hansen’s Disease for Report to Human Rights Council June 2022

The Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, Alice Cruz, is preparing a thematic report on the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health for persons affected by leprosy / Hansen’s disease … Read More >

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11 November 2021 ·

Call for Contributions from Persons Affected by Hansen’s Disease for Report to Human Rights Council June 2022

The Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, Alice Cruz, is preparing a thematic report on the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health for persons affected by leprosy / Hansen’s disease … Read More >

ENG ESP FR POR