The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy’s Secretariat Director, Bill Gallo, spoke in support of the special rapporteur’s report, “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.”
The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) conducted its country review of Côte d’Ivoire in mid-April. The review was requested by Côte d’Ivoire’s National Leprosy Programme, headed by Dr. Marcellin Assie. The objective of the country review was to take stock of the programme’s current status and define key priorities for the future following the Zero Leprosy Country Model.
GPZL Secretariat Director, Bill Gallo, sat down with Linord Moudou, host of Voice of America’s Healthy Living series, to discuss leprosy prevalence and the new path toward prevention. The segment, “Fear and Loathing of Leprosy,” opens with perspectives of persons affected by leprosy in Ethiopia. They share their experiences with symptoms, treatment, discrimination, stigma, and disability.
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Dr Roch Christian Johnson, President of the International Leprosy Association and medical advisor to Foundation Raoul Follereau (FRF), speaks about the collaboration between FRF and the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy.
Fear and loathing of leprosy (Voice of America)
Bill Gallo of the Global Partnership with Zero Leprosy discusses leprosy prevalence. In Ethiopia, people with leprosy face stigma and challenges.
How COVID-19 adds to the challenges of leprosy-affected people (Inter Press Service)
According to a report published by Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, 76 percent of leprosy-affected people in 26 countries have been adversely affected by the pandemic.
Conference emphasizes need for partnership to create a world without leprosy (Inter Press Service)
Sasakawa also acknowledged that in other areas — such as the partnerships and networking — there has been great progress. The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy network was a significant step forward.
A coalition of leprosy organizations known as the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy launched with a mission to end the disease once and for all.