This year’s World Leprosy Day marked the second anniversary of the founding of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy. In the past two years they’ve seen the growth of the partnership from an idea into a collaborative platform that unites groups working in leprosy and accelerates action towards zero leprosy.
They have made many strides over the past two years, including an aligned research agenda, the creation of the Zero Leprosy Toolkit, and the launch of two country missions in Nepal and Morocco. They expect to work with five more countries in 2020, where they will support National Leprosy Programmes and help countries set out on a path to zero leprosy.
They say thank you to all of their partners that have made the work of the last two years possible. They are looking ahead to a world without leprosy, confident that together we can get there.
Watch an anniversary message from GPZL Leadership Team Chair, Bill Simmons here.
Reposted with permission from GPZL – originally published in January 2020 here.