Ready4PEP: implementing SDR-PEP
In this project we start to implement SDR-PEP, a preventive treatment to stop leprosy transmission, in Mozambique and Nigeria. We aim to interrupt the spread and devastating effects of leprosy through well thought-out interventions targeting a range of stakeholders. The governments of both countries have shown enthusiasm and willingness to work together with the partners in this project to introduce SDR-PEP into their leprosy control programmes and improve care for persons affected.
The potential of SDR-PEP is enormous, and the implementation is only just starting. At this crucial stage in the development and implementation of PEP globally, our aim is to support and play a leading role in the larger global movement towards zero leprosy. There are a number of promising international initiatives in which NLR plays a leading role, which will support the scaling up of SDR-PEP. The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL), International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Organisations (ILEP) and WHO are important platforms for the advocacy towards zero leprosy, and support the upscaling of SDR-PEP.