Insight into our work across the globe, as well as our thoughts and perspectives on the fight against leprosy today.
After thousands of years of the disease ruining lives, we are now on the edge of defeating leprosy. Here are three reasons we believe we can, with the right resources, end the transmission of leprosy by 2035.
Are we still on course to achieve our goal of zero transmission by 2035? In short, yes.
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).
Here are some of the more unusual things about the transmission of the disease.
In recent months, we have heard plenty about how contact tracing is a key weapon in the fight to bring an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. The same is true for leprosy,.
Leprosy is the oldest disease in the world. Sadly, hundreds of thousands of people are still diagnosed with it ever year. We are now entering 2020 and I believe that, in the next 15 years, we will end transmission by 2035.