7 February 2024 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

Executive Director Recruitment

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, a multi-stakeholder global coalition, is recruiting an Executive Director whose overall role will be to lead and support the partners towards achievement of GPZL’s purposes and objectives. More information on the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) can be … Read More >

14 December 2023 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

New Strategy 2024-2026

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) is a coalition committed to ending leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. GPZL convenes stakeholders, links expertise, and empowers and leverages the collective strengths of our members towards the ultimate goal of zero leprosy: zero infection and disease, … Read More >

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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