We live in a world of devastating inequality. Covid-19 has made that painfully clear. It has to stop.
Here are some of the more unusual things about the transmission of the disease.
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.
The action doesn’t need to be as drastic as with Covid-19, but the right action could end the disease in our lifetime.
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).
We want to raise the voice of people affected by leprosy and other NTDs. Their plight could be avoided through the eradication of poverty.
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.
Are we still on course to achieve our goal of zero transmission by 2035? In short, yes.
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.
We could be the generation that ends leprosy for good. Here are three fantastic tools that scientists are working on right now that will push us towards zero leprosy transmission by 2035.
I'm Taranath from Nepal and I invite you to see what leprosy has really meant for my life. See how stigma and fear has affected me in almost every area of my life and how I have overcome all of it.
Across the world there are more than 100 laws that discriminate against people who have experienced leprosy. They are totally unacceptable. Here’s a look at some of the key ways these laws can punish you simply for a curable medical diagnosis.
This is the story of Amar's divorce, which happened when his wife learnt that he had once been diagnosed with leprosy.
After months of violent military rule, Myanmar is currently experiencing a devastating wave of Covid-19 and there is no healthcare system in place to help.