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The change we are seeking through advocacy

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Across our advocacy work we are seeking to bring about the kind of systemic change that will be truly transformative for persons affected by leprosy. Here's a quick look at some of our key goals:

  • Governments in endemic countries demonstrate commitment to zero leprosy by increasing the resources they put into leprosy.
  • Integration of leprosy services within general health systems so that new cases of leprosy are detected earlier and treated sooner.
  • Universal access at all levels to health services and rehabilitation services, including mental health services, for persons affected by leprosy, especially women and children
  • An end to leprosy stigma and greater inclusion of persons affected by leprosy
  • Leprosy discriminatory laws repealed and persons affected by leprosy having equal access to political rights, economic equality and social justice
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Our advocacy key messages

Read more about what we'd like to achieve through our advocacy key messages.