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The COVID-19 Crisis and Persons Affected by Leprosy Fact Sheet

Persons affected by leprosy have been especially impacted by the worst consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments, NGOs, civil society organizations, and organizations of persons affected by leprosy have enacted policies and programmes intended to support persons affected during this crisis, although there are still gaps. The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy COVID-19 Emergency Response Working Group 2 and UN Special Rapporteur Alice Cruz, gathered data from 100+ persons affected and partners, representing 24 countries on available programmes and resources offering support to persons affected during this time. This fact sheet highlights some of the measures taken by governments and NGOs in the represented countries, and underscores the need for increased support.

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Updated: 11/06/2020
 

Open letter from UN Special Rapporteur on COVID-19 and leprosy

Open letter on COVID-19 and leprosy to the UN Member States from UN Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, Alice Cruz. 

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Updated: 10/04/2020
 

Advice about leprosy and COVID-19

Advice about leprosy and COVID-19 from the WHO Global Leprosy Programme, ILEP, UN Special Rapporteur Alice Cruz, and GPZL. Includes guidance on diagnosis and clinical management of leprosy patients, public health aspects of leprosy in the COVID-19 pandemic, and services for persons living with disabilities and/or psychosocial consequences of leprosy.

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Updated: 10/04/2020
 

WHO Global Leprosy Update, 2018

See the latest 2018 leprosy data and WHO’s strategies to reduce the disease burden in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, No. 35/36, Vol. 94 (30 August 2019).  

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Updated: 03/09/2019
 

WHO Global Leprosy Update, 2017

See the latest 2017 leprosy data and WHO’s strategies to reduce the disease burden in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, No. 35, Vol. 93 (31 August 2018).  

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Updated: 06/09/2018
 

WHO Guidelines for the Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Leprosy

These Guidelines provide state-of-the-art knowledge and evidence on leprosy diagnosis, treatment and prevention based on a public health approach in endemic countries.

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Updated: 23/08/2018
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy? What will the partnership do? How was the partnership formed?

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Updated: 20/04/2018
 

Meeting Notes, March 2018

Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy Leadership Team Inaugural Meeting at Lepra in Colchester, UK.

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Updated: 22/03/2018
 

Meeting Notes, April 2018

Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy Leadership Team Meeting – Teleconference.

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Updated: 30/04/2018