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Field worker, Shopna screens children in the jungle of the Kushtia district of Bangladesh

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    Understanding Transmission

    The transmission of leprosy is poorly understood. We aim to change that.

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    Secondary impairments

    Detection, monitoring and treatment of secondary impairments.

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    We are developing and trialling early diagnostic tests.

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    Inner wellbeing

    Looking at the links between leprosy and inner wellbeing.

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    Reactions and neuritis

    We are focused on the prevention & management of reactions & neuritis.

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    UN Principles & Guidelines

    Understanding the impact of this document.

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    Our Research Partners

    These partnerships are vital to achieving zero leprosy

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    Our Research Committee

    The committee guides our research work

  • Research projects listed

    Ismail received treatment for ENL for 15 months
    ENLIST: Finding new ways to tackle ENL

    A look at the ENLIST consortium, an international effort to find new and better ways to treat ENL

    A man is examined at a skin camp clinic in Bangladesh
    A 5 Minute Finger Prick test to diagnose leprosy

    Our researchers in Bangladesh are working on a new field-friendly diagnostic tool that could dramatically reduce transmission of the disease within communities and prevent leprosy-related disabilities.

    Dr Benjamin examines a patient at DBLM Hospital in Bangladesh
    Preventing ENL with an addition to MDT

    A look at research in Bangladesh that aims to reduce or prevent ENL.

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    Can less MDT Treatment produce positive results?

    A look at research in Bangladesh that aims to establish the efficacy of a shorter course of MDT Treatment.

    A boy undergoes a test for leprosy
    Research reveals level of leprosy transmission within households

    A look at research which reveals the extent to which household contacts are at risk of developing leprosy

    Dr Albert Pobon at a clinic in Bangladesh
    Research in Bangladesh

    An overview of our research in Bangladesh