18 August, 2018 | Task Force for Global Health
Joseph Amon and David Addiss describe how drug doses alone can’t address neglected tropical disease (NTD)-related challenges such as mental health, stigma, and poverty. They argue that NTD programs should commit to caregiving for affected persons and adopt a human rights approach into the fight against NTDs.
17 August, 2018 | United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commisioner
Politicians must stop misusing the word leprosy to convey harmful stereotypes because its widespread use as a metaphor for all that is loathsome contributes to violations of the human rights of persons affected by leprosy, says a UN expert. “Within … More Political leaders must stop misusing leprosy as a metaphor for harmful stereotypes, says UN expert
9 July, 2018 | Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
Courtenay Dusenbury, Secretariat Director of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL), recently traveled to Bihar, India. In this article, she shares her observations of how the region is making progress despite challenging circumstances. The expertise of local partners, such as the professionals in Bihar, will be major contributors to the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy’s work.
26 June, 2018 | World Health Organization
WHO’s Global Leprosy Programme is about to release the Guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of leprosy. The Executive Summary can be accessed while the full document will be accessible in the coming weeks. The Guidelines will provide state-of-the-art knowledge and evidence … More Guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of leprosy
19 June, 2018 | United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commisioner
States must act now to stop the widespread, systemic, multi-layered and institutionalised discrimination suffered by persons affected by leprosy and their family members, a UN human rights expert has said. “States not only have a duty, but also an obligation … More UN rights expert urges action to end “civil death” of persons affected by leprosy
17 May, 2018 | ILEP
ILEP’s Rosa Argent caught up with Courtenay Dusenbury, the Secretariat Director of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, to find out what attracted her to the role and how important she believes the role of ILEP members will be in achieving zero leprosy.
14 May, 2018 | Smithsonian Magazine
A new study suggests the disease was far more diverse in Europe than previously believed Leprosy is one of the oldest and most notorious diseases of human history. Symptoms consistent with the leprosy are described in ancient records from India, … More Did Leprosy Originate in Europe?