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Are we still on course to achieve our goal of zero transmission by 2035? In short, yes.
Our work will not be finished in 2035. There will still be millions of people living with the consequences of leprosy and we must continue to care for them.
We want to raise the voice of people affected by leprosy and other NTDs. Their plight could be avoided through the eradication of poverty.
We believe we can end the transmission of the disease by 2035 and one of the crucial new tools to help us achieve this is PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis).
The action doesn’t need to be as drastic as with Covid-19, but the right action could end the disease in our lifetime.
All across the world there are people that recognise a patch of their skin that has changed colour and lost feeling. They know it might be leprosy, but they avoid seeking medical support. That decision could prove to have terrible consequences, including avoidable life-long disabilities.
Here are some of the more unusual things about the transmission of the disease.
We live in a world of devastating inequality. Covid-19 has made that painfully clear. It has to stop.