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The Partnership’s Mission to Morocco

11 November, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

In October the Partnership conducted its second country review of 2019 in Morocco. The review was requested by the Moroccan National Leprosy Programme, headed by Dr. Ibtissam Khoudri. The objective of the country review was to take stock of the programme’s current status and define key priorities for the future.

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Call for submission from the UN Special Rapporteur on Elimination of Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy

23 October, 2019 | Alice Cruz

A letter from Alice Cruz, GPZL Leadership Team observer, and UN Special Rapporteur on the Elimination of Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy and their Family Members, asking for input on the topic of her next thematic report, which will focus on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members.

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A New Case Detection Campaign in Comoros

20 October, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Takahiro Nanri, GPZL Vice Chair and Executive Director of the Sasakawa Health Foundation, was in Comoros last month for the start of a new case detection campaign. This will be the first time a new case detection campaign has been conducted on an island-wide basis on the islands of Anjouan, which is highly endemic for leprosy, and Mohelie.

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GPZL at the International Leprosy Congress

16 October, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) was well represented at the International Leprosy Congress in Manila, Philippines in September. GPZL’s participation included the presentation of the partnership’s country model and the model’s recent implementation in Nepal, and the launch and a demonstration of GPZL’s new best practices toolkit.

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Q&A: Dr. Maurico Lisboa Nobre’s dedication to the field of leprosy

23 July, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Dr. Mauricio Lisboa Nobre is a physician specializing in dermatology and leprology working in Natal, and is member of the technical advisor board for Brazil’s national leprosy program. He served as the Brazilian representative on the GPZL leadership team this past year and generously gave his time and expertise to the partnership.

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Q&A: Meet Dr. Quao, Ghana’s National Leprosy Programme Manager

7 July, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Dr. Benedict Quao leads the National Leprosy Programme in Ghana, and is the newest member of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy’s Leadership Team. We sat down with Dr. Quao to talk about his work in Ghana and the role of the partnership in supporting National Leprosy Programme Managers.

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The Star 2019

27 June, 2019 | The Star, Carville, Louisiana

Read the 2019 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 2019

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Dr. Anil Kumar’s Vision of an India Without Leprosy

11 June, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Dr. Anil Kumar is a man on a mission: an India free of new leprosy cases by 2030 is his goal. His leadership and persistence, coupled with strong political support and partnerships at the community, state, national and global levels, is transforming both understanding of the disease and the way leprosy is treated in the country.

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Q&A: Meet Dr. Ann Aerts, Head of the Novartis Foundation

6 June, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

As Head of Novartis Foundation, Dr. Ann Aerts has been a catalyst in the formation of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy and a key adviser. We spoke to her about the foundation’s contributions to innovations in the field of leprosy, and the steps needed to realize our goal of zero leprosy.

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United Nations Special Rapporteur’s Official Visit to Brazil

24 May, 2019 | United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commisioner

Statement by Ms. Alice Cruz, UN Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy, about her first official visit to Brazil as the United Nations Special Rapporteur, which took place between May 7th and May 14th.

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Meet Dr. Ibtissam Khoudri from Morocco’s Ministry of Health

6 May, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Dr. Ibtissam Khoudri leads the leprosy program in Morocco’s Ministry of Health and is a chairperson for the Operational Excellence working sub-group 5. We spoke to her about Morocco’s success in reducing leprosy, the critical issues countries face in trying to get to zero leprosy, and how the partnership’s work can help.

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Program Profile: Indonesia

23 April, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Over the past several decades, great efforts have been made in controlling leprosy worldwide. However, leprosy remains a challenge in many countries, with South-East Asia bearing the brunt. These countries are all determined to overcome leprosy and its complications. This month we are highlighting Indonesia and showing the steps they are taking towards a leprosy-free region.

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Research Partnerships Workshop at the Leprosy Research Initiative Annual Meeting

22 April, 2019 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

A workshop on research partnerships, held during the Leprosy Research Initiative (LRI) annual meeting 4-5 April, yielded several innovative and exciting potential collaborations. After a comparison of the LRI and Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) research agendas (both in the process of being finalized and very closely aligned), participants then broke into small groups to discuss how they might collaborate across institutions, disciplines and countries.

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