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

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Meeting Notes, 7 October 2021

Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy Leadership Teleconference – 7 October 2021

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Progress Toward Zero Leprosy

New global leprosy data shows the path to disease elimination. This resource illustrates leprosy prevalence, recent successes, current challenges, and action needed to achieve further progress toward zero leprosy.

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Factsheet: Discrimination in law against persons affected by leprosy and their family members

More than 100 laws discriminate against persons affected by leprosy worldwide. This factsheet distills the key messages from the UN Special Rapporteur Alice Cru’s report to the UN General Assembly.

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An unfinished business: discrimination in law against persons affected by leprosy and their family members

In her report to the UN General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, Alice Cruz, identifies more than 100 laws that discriminate against persons affected by leprosy worldwide. … More An unfinished business: discrimination in law against persons affected by leprosy and their family members

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WHO Global Leprosy Update 2020

The Global leprosy (Hansen disease) update 2020, Impact of COVID-19 on global leprosy control, was published by the World Health Organization on 10 September 2021.

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PEP4LEP study protocol: integrated skin screening and SDR-PEP administration for leprosy prevention

BMJ Open published the PEP4LEP study protocol. It is titled, “PEP4LEP study protocol: integrated skin screening and SDR-PEP administration for leprosy prevention: comparing the effectiveness and feasibility of a community-based intervention to a health centre-based intervention in Ethiopia, Mozambique and … More PEP4LEP study protocol: integrated skin screening and SDR-PEP administration for leprosy prevention

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Meeting Notes, August 2021

Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy Leadership Teleconference – 5 August 2021

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Safety in administering medicines for neglected tropical diseases

This WHO manual provides practical tools to help national programmes for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) plan, prepare, and monitor the safe administration of medicines for the treatment of these diseases.

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Meeting Notes, July 2021

Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy Leadership Teleconference – 1 July 2021

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Disproportionate impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) pandemic on persons affected by leprosy and their family members: root causes, consequences and the way to recovery

In this report to the 47th Session of the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, Alice Cruz, addresses the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) … More Disproportionate impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID- 19) pandemic on persons affected by leprosy and their family members: root causes, consequences and the way to recovery

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Meeting Notes, June 2021

Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy Leadership Teleconference – 3 June 2021

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Meeting Notes, May 2021

Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy Leadership Teleconference – 6 May 2021

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Meeting Notes, April 2021

Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy Leadership Teleconference – 7 April 2021

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Global Leprosy (Hansen’s disease) Strategy 2021 – 2030

The World Health Organization’s Global Leprosy Strategy 2021 – 2030, “Toward Zero Leprosy,” outlines global targets for 2030 and includes 4 strategic pillars.

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Meeting Notes: Biannual Leadership Team Conference, March 2021

Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy Leadership Team Biannual Conference – 17 – 18 March 2021 Teleconference

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Leprosy/Hansen Disease: Management of reactions and prevention of disabilities

The WHO Global Leprosy Programme has re-released a report with additional information on the use of thalidomide for the treatment of ENL reactions. The guidance supports the use of thalidomide as a ‘steroid-sparing’ medication for ENL.

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Meeting Documents

 

Meeting Notes, 2 September 2021

Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy Leadership Teleconference – 2 September 2021

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