Message from the CEO

Greetings from the ILEP office in Geneva, where we are gearing up for the ILEP conference and other meetings in Brentford in mid-March. Thanks in advance to The Leprosy Mission for hosting these events. 

This Update includes more information on the draft NTD Roadmap 2021-2030, pending approval in May. The Roadmap’s leprosy-specific pages will form the basis of WHO’s new global leprosy strategy. I recommend Alice Cruz’s thought-provoking report on her recent visit to Japan. Also noteworthy are the latest G-FINDER report on the funding of leprosy and other NTD research, and a recent publication on gender dynamics within NTDs.