Leprosy Bulletin No.106: Building back better to realize a leprosy-free world



Building back better to realize a leprosy-free world

According to the World Health Organization’s annual global leprosy update, there were 127,396 new cases detected in 2020, a 37.1% decrease in comparison to the previous year.  Read More


Essential elements of post-pandemic leprosy services

From the latest Weekly epidemiological record on leprosy (Hansen’s disease) published by the World Health Organization (WHO), the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the fight against leprosy has been clearly highlighted. Indeed, Read more


WHO’s global leprosy update (2020 data)

Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) receives official data on leprosy from national programs in member states worldwide. For the calendar year 2020, WHO received data from 127 countries, including all 23 global priority countries. Read more


Viewing disruption as an opportunity to rebuild

Between 1989 and 1998, the number of new cases per year of Hansen’s disease (HD) in the world increased from 576,361 to 805,000. Read more


Progress in Maradi and Zinder regions of Niger

Niger is a West African country with a population of approximately 22 million people located in a semi-arid region known as the Sahel. We must deal with a fragile context that includes water-related challenges Read more


GPZL paves a new path towards zero leprosy

June 15, 2012, was the day I first met Yohei Sasakawa. We met in his offices in Tokyo where we shared our dream of accomplishing the goal of freeing the world from the infection and stigma of leprosy. Read more


Leprosy in Kiribati

Kiribati is among the three remaining countries in the Pacific region yet to achieve the World Health Organization (WHO) target of reducing the prevalence of leprosy cases to less than 1 per 10,000 population at the national level. Read more


Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA), a driving force behind India’s public health system

Under India’s National Health Mission, every village in the country has a trained female community health worker who is both selected from the village and accountable to it.  Read more