Global view: Working worldwide to end leprosy
Leprosy still affects hundreds of thousands of people in more than 100 countries worldwide. 210,671 new cases were reported from 150 countries in 2017.
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“We have to present our data in different ways,” said Dr Paul Saunderson, adding that there is a debate amongst those speaking with donor organisations – if the organisation has people affected by leprosy involved – then it would become a series of anecdotes or experiences. “This would not show the range that better data would, so wouldn’t be perfect from the start, but some organisations are ready to start with something, showing some way of measuring progress, while others are not.”Read More
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Why we are needed
Our Triple Zero campaign is needed as leprosy is still being transmitted and stigma persists. To understand the difference we are making, and target our efforts most effectively, we collect and measure data every year.
Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with leprosy
16,979 girls and boys diagnosed with leprosy in 2017
148 laws are in place worldwide that discriminate against people affected by leprosy