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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.
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a difficult experience for billions of people, but for people affected by leprosy, it has been a time of incredible difficulty. Our partners at GPZL have been looking into exactly what this means.
Our teams have been working hard to adapt the latest technology so that we can still offer all the support we can throughout lockdown.
Despite the difficulties many of us are facing due to Covid-19, now would be the worst time to forget about people affected by leprosy.
It is no coincidence that hardly any white people are diagnosed with leprosy.