January is always a crucial month in the leprosy world, because of World Leprosy Day. I am sure we have all been impressed with the amount of social media activity in the past two months (find the ILEP social media toolkit here), especially focused on the theme of leprosy and human rights. Read more about it here.
This Update also contains reports on three important events: a high-profile national leprosy conference in Bangladesh, the release of an in-depth review of the national leprosy programme in India, and a workshop in Amsterdam working on GPZL’s implementation plan for the coming years. Each of these has the potential to be ground-breaking, and I recommend that everyone pay close attention.