22 August 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Leaders from Cambodia’s National Leprosy Programme reflect on their new strategic plan

Dr. Lay Sambath is the Chief Information Officer of the National Programme for Leprosy Control (NLEP) and Director of the National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control (CENAT). Mr. So Visal is a staff member of Cambodia’s National Leprosy Programme and a physical therapist. What … Read More >

11 July 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

GPZL and partners sign the Abidjan Declaration

Partners signed the Abidjan Declaration, a commitment to mobilize the resources, both national and international, necessary for the implementation of the interventions of the Zero Leprosy Action Plan. 

GPZL 2020 Impact Report

Our 2020 impact report highlights our work in COVID-19 response, leprosy research, and country partnerships.


COVID-19 & Leprosy Resources

Visit the Zero Leprosy COVID-19 hub for the latest advice, resources, and news related to leprosy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WHO Technical Guidance: Leprosy/Hansen’s disease contact tracing and post-exposure prophylaxis

“In order to bring down the case detection among leprosy contacts from Point A to Point B, programmes can choose to treat 100 contacts with leprosy and nobody with chemoprophylaxis or provide chemoprophylaxis to all contacts and treat only 43 leprosy patients”. The latter choice is the most obvious for many programmes. This document provides guidance on how to implement contact screening and chemoprophylaxis with single-dose rifampicin. The contents are logically ordered: counselling and obtaining consent, identification and listing of index case, listing of contacts, tracing of contacts, screening of contacts, administration of prophylactic drugs. Managerial aspects to undertake contact screening and chemoprophylaxis are also elaborated, including planning, training, supervision and drug management.

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