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 >

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1 November 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

The Mozambique Review: Q&A with Dr. Maria de Jesus Freitas de Alencar

  Dr. Maria de Jesus joined the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy review team in Mozambique last month. She shares her experience conducting the review of leprosy activities alongside the National Leprosy Programme in Nampula Province. Can you describe your role as a member of … Read More >

19 October 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

GPZL hosts research workshop on early detection of leprosy

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy 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 neglected … Read More >

4 October 2021 · Lever for Change

Swift Grant Awarded to Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, NTD Support Center, and Focus Area for Compassion and Ethics

In May 2021, Lever for Change introduced the Swift Grants fund, aimed to provide small grants to Bold Solutions Network members for collaborative projects. This fund provided an outlet for the world’s top problem solvers to leverage expertise and join forces to find creative solutions … Read More >

28 September 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

The Path to Zero Leprosy in Côte d’Ivoire

In April 2021, The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy and the National Leprosy Programme of Côte d’Ivoire reviewed the country’s leprosy activities and created a national Zero Leprosy Roadmap. Dr. Roch Christian Johnson shares the results of the country review and road-mapping process and explains … Read More >

19 July 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Leprosy Diagnostic Working Group develops 2 target product profiles

Despite available treatment, over 200,000 individuals were diagnosed with leprosy across more than 120 countries in 2019. Early detection of the disease can help prevent disability and the spread of infection. Detection rates could be improved with a tool that’s easy to use to accurately … Read More >

1 July 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Secretariat Director speaks in support of Special Rapporteur’s report to the Human Rights Council

The Special Rapporteur for the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, Alice Cruz, presented her report to the 47th Session of the Human Rights Council on 1 July 2021. The report is titled, “Disproportionate impact of the coronavirus disease … Read More >

15 June 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Ghana’s Zero Leprosy Country Review

In November 2020, the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy worked with the Ghanaian National Leprosy Programme to conduct a country review and develop a roadmap to zero leprosy for Ghana. This video highlights our country review process, which is one component of the Zero Leprosy … Read More >

27 April 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

The Partnership’s Mission to Côte d’Ivoire

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) conducted its country review of Côte d’Ivoire in mid-April. The review was requested by Côte d’Ivoire’s National Leprosy Programme, headed by Dr. Marcellin Assie. The objective of the country review was to take stock of the programme’s current … Read More >

22 March 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

A GPZL convoca Partes Envolvidas a Abordar os Desafios no Fornecimento da PQT

A Parceria Global para a Hanseníase Zero (GPZL) convocou um grupo de partes envolvidas em hanseníase para um encontro virtual em 25 de fevereiro de 2021 para discutir o fornecimento da poliquimioterapia (PQT). Os participantes da reunião buscavam um melhor entendimento das complexidades no fornecimento … Read More >

17 March 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

World Leprosy Day 2021: Events Around the World

World Leprosy Day is recognized internationally on the last Sunday of January to increase the public awareness of leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. This slideshow showcases ways the leprosy community celebrated World Leprosy Day in 2021.

9 March 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

GPZL Convenes Stakeholders to Address MDT Supply Chain Challenges

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) convened a group of leprosy stakeholders virtually on 25 February 2021 to discuss the multi-drug therapy (MDT) supply chain. Meeting attendees sought to better understand the intricacies of MDT supply and discuss solutions to past and ongoing challenges. … Read More >

2 March 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

GPZL Secretariat Director discusses leprosy prevalence and prevention on Voice of America

GPZL Secretariat Director, Bill Gallo, sat down with Linord Moudou, host of Voice of America’s Healthy Living series, to discuss leprosy prevalence and the new path toward prevention. The segment, “Fear and Loathing of Leprosy,” opens with perspectives of persons affected by leprosy in Ethiopia. They … Read More >

2 March 2021 · NLR International

New NLR study predicts 90% leprosy reduction through preventive treatment of 40 million people in 22 years

To interrupt leprosy transmission and reduce annual new cases significantly, contact tracing and preventive treatment needs to be implemented in all leprosy-endemic countries Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March 1, 2021 – New research by NLR, until No Leprosy Remains (NLR) and Erasmus University MC, published in PLOS Neglected Tropical … Read More >

12 February 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

GPZL is Hiring: Consultant for Country Model Development

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy is searching for a consultant to support the development of the Zero Leprosy Country Model. Position: Development Consultant Duration: Anticipated 50% effort for 1 year Location: Remote Who We Are The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) was launched in … Read More >

1 February 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Call for Nominations: Scientific Research Representative for GPZL Leadership Team

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) is seeking nominations for a representative of the scientific community to serve a two-year term, renewable once, on its Leadership Team. The term will begin on 1 April 2021. Leadership team members are asked to attend two meetings … Read More >