Glossary

Members, abbreviations, and key terms we use to discuss leprosy.

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About GPZL

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy is a coalition of people committed to ending leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease.

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FAQ about SDR-PEP

Providing PEP to people who may have been exposed to leprosy will reduce their risk of developing leprosy by 60%.

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Fact sheet: COVID-19 Crisis and Persons Affected by Leprosy

Persons affected by leprosy have been especially impacted by the worst consequences of the pandemic, due to preexisting vulnerabilities and economic precarity.

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Policy for Images, Photos, and Language

All written materials, spoken words, photographs, or imagery used by the ILEP Federation must be used with integrity to respect and promote the dignity and honour of all persons affected by leprosy.

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Zero Leprosy Country Model

We bring together partners in-country and international stakeholders to work on country-led customized strategies that address local needs and priorities to end leprosy.

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2020 Impact Report

The Partnership shifted attention to COVID-19 response in 2020 and made progress in the country partnerships, research, and resource mobilization needed to reach zero leprosy.

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Leprosy in Asia

The Southeast Asian and Western Pacific Regions account for 75% of new leprosy cases globally.

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