In October 2022, the National Leprosy Programme of Nigeria, led by Adebayo Peters and Dr Anyaike Chukwuma, hosted workshops in Abuja to develop a Zero Leprosy Roadmap and Action Plan.
The Zero Leprosy Action Plan
What is the Zero Leprosy Action Plan?
The Zero Leprosy Toolkit, country review findings, and the national Zero Leprosy Roadmap inform the National Leprosy Programme’s development of an action plan. The action planning process culminates in a meeting with national leadership and local and international stakeholders. The meeting establishes support for leprosy programme activities that will contribute to the country’s zero leprosy targets. Following the adoption of the action plan, GPZL continues to provide technical support for the National Leprosy Programme’s roadmap implementation.
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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 >
Cambodia’s RHM HGTV channel reports on the National Leprosy Programme’s roadmapping and action planning workshops. (23:45 – 27:00)
In June 2022, the National Leprosy Programme of Cambodia, led by Dr Sambath Lay, hosted workshops in Phnom Penh to develop a Zero Leprosy Roadmap and Action Plan. Partners convened to outline strategies to bring the country closer to targets set forth by the WHO … Read More >
In May 2022, Tanzania’s National Leprosy Programme developed a Zero Leprosy Action Plan together with national and international partners. The county’s National Leprosy Programme Manager, Dr Deusdedit Kamara, shares their progress to date and how they will move the new Zero Leprosy agenda forward. What … Read More >
Uganda’s National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Programme developed a Zero Leprosy Action Plan. Core Team members, Dr Stavia Turyahabwe, Dr Rose Kengonzi, and Dr Joseph Kawuma, report on what was achieved and reflect on the next steps toward ending leprosy in Uganda. Video transcript: Dr Stavia … Read More >
RTI reports on Prime Minister Patrick Achi’s commitment to ending leprosy in Côte d’Ivoire by 2030.
The National Leprosy Programme of Tanzania, in collaboration with partners working to achieve a Zero Leprosy status and the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, convened to take the Roadmap one step further and develop a national Zero Leprosy Action Plan.
In previous years Uganda focused on controlling leprosy. Now Uganda turns toward a new goal: achieving zero leprosy. A future without leprosy in Uganda is within reach, and together, we will achieve it.
In April, the National Leprosy Programme of Côte d’Ivoire organized a workshop to develop a Zero Leprosy Action Plan. This plan was developed in partnership with the National Buruli Ulcer Control Programme, the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, and local, national, and international partners working … Read More >
The National Leprosy Programme of Ghana, in collaboration with partners working to end leprosy around Ghana and the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, developed a Zero Leprosy Action Plan in the first week of December.
The National Leprosy Programme of Nepal convened stakeholders and in-country partners of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) in Kathmandu in November. The meeting attendees developed an action plan with specific leprosy activities and budgets needed to end leprosy in the country by 2030. … Read More >