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

4 October, 2021 | Lever for Change

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

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

1 July, 2021 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

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

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World Leprosy Day 2021: Events Around the World

17 March, 2021 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

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.

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

2 March, 2021 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

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

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Young girl in Nepal receives preventive treatment (SDR-PEP) for leprosy

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

2 March, 2021 | NLR International

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

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“Right to Work” Is Theme of 16th Global Appeal to End Stigma and Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy

29 January, 2021 | Sasakawa Leprosy Initiative

TOKYO/BRUSSELS, January 28, 2021 – The 16th Global Appeal to End Stigma and Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy will be launched in an online ceremony on January 31, 2021, World Leprosy Day. Organized by Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative, this year’s … More “Right to Work” Is Theme of 16th Global Appeal to End Stigma and Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy

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Women affected by leprosy speak out about COVID-19 challenges

14 December, 2020 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Women affected by leprosy share concerns of the community of persons affected during the COVID-19 pandemic in a video, recently released by GPZL. By learning from these women affected by leprosy, the NTD community can strengthen strategies to reach zero discrimination, zero stigma, and zero disability for persons affected by leprosy and other NTDs worldwide. And by looking to the experts on the ground, including those who have experienced NTDs, NGOs and governments can better fill in the gaps in COVID-19 response.

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

9 December, 2020 | Alice Cruz

The Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by Hansen’s disease and their family members, Alice Cruz, is preparing a report due to be presented at the 47th session of the Human Rights Council in June 2021. … More Call for Contributions from Persons Affected by Hansen’s Disease for Report to Human Rights Council

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