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Zero leprosy transmission: a real possibility in our lifetime 28th August, 2017

New scientific advances could make a huge difference to the rate at which leprosy is passed on

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New scientific advances in diagnostic tests aimed at reducing the rate at which leprosy is transmitted from person to person have recently given renewed energy to the vision of achieving “zero leprosy transmissions”.

During March-June 2017, the Task Force for Global Health, in collaboration with the Novartis Foundation, conducted a survey amongst leprosy stakeholders to assess the level of interest in forming a Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy Transmission. Data was collected through an online survey, face-to-face interviews during the Neglected Tropical Disease Summit in Geneva in April (attended by TLM International Office staff) and telephone interviews.

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