【Register now】 “Don’t forget leprosy” Webinar #3: Elimination of Leprosy in the World

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The coronavirus pandemic, which has lasted more than 20 months, has had a major impact on our efforts against leprosy, with the figures for 2020 showing a drop of between 30% to 50% in new cases from country to country.
In this webinar, we invite representatives from the WHO Global Leprosy Programme, the Ministry of Health in Comors and the Ethiopian National Association of Persons Affected by Leprosy (ENAPAL) to learn more about current situation of leprosy and listen to their various activities. Mr. Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination has stressed the importance of early detection and prompt treatment.
We open for the questions from the participants to be discussed during the Q&A session with him. Please provide your question through the registration form in advance in order to allow us efficient time management. We welcome your participation in the webinar!

  • Date: Thursday, 2nd December, 2021
  • Time: 11:00-12:20 (UTC)
  • Duration: 80 min.
  • Language: English
  • Simultaneous Interpretation: French, Portuguese, Hindi, Bahasa, Nepali, Bengali and Japanese.
  • Program
  1. Message from Special Guest (00:00-00:05)
    Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, Regional Director, WHO African Regional Office
  2. Message from Partner (00:05-00:10)
    Mr. Kofi Nyarko, President, IDEA Ghana
  3. Goodwill Ambassador’s 20th Anniversary Video “Towords Zelo leprosy” (00:10-00:20)
  4. Panel Discussion(0:20-0:50)
    Facilitator: Dr. Pemmaraju V. Rao, Acting Team Leader, Global Leprosy Programme, WHO

    i. Global Leprosy Update for 2020 

    Dr. Pemmaraju V. Rao, Acting Team Leader, Global Leprosy Programme, WHO
    ii. Leprosy Elimination Campaign in Comoros 
    Dr. Aboubacar Mzembaba, National Leprosy Programme Manager, Leprosy and Tuberculosis, Ministry of Health, Comoros
    iii. Case finding activity by an organisation of persons affected by leprosy
     Mr. Tesfaye Tadesse, Managing Director, ENAPAL, Ethiopia 

    *ENAPAL: Ethiopian National Association of Persons Affected by Leprosy
    iv. Message
    Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination
  5. Q & A session with Goodwill Ambassador (00:50-01:20)
    Facilitator: Prof. Takahiro Nanri, Executive Director, Sasakawa Health Foundation