In our fight against leprosy, we have initiated four priority programmes to direct our work. These are in line with the Global Leprosy Strategy of the World Health Organization and the Triple Zero campaign of the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations. They also contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
Stop transmission of leprosy
Leprosy can only be eliminated if we prevent people from getting leprosy and if we stop the transmission of the leprosy bacteria.
Combined approaches to prevention and management of disability
Leprosy shares many symptoms with other neglected tropical diseases and diseases causing nerve damage. Combined approaches help tackle disability more effectively.
People living with disabilities caused by leprosy and other diseases fully and actively participate in society thanks to our disability-inclusive development initiatives.
Reduction of stigma and discrimination
We pay special attention to social inclusion in all our work. In everything we do, we fight stigma and discrimination.
Some projects we work on
PEP4LEP: screening people at risk of developing leprosy
Empowering peripheral health workers to recognise NTDs with the SkinApp
Promoting disability-inclusive agricultural and health development in Mozambique
LepVax: a promising new tool to help in interrupting leprosy transmission
A New Self-Care project in Rural India