Message from the CEO

New publications, Africa Region conference and a heatwave in Europe! 

Temperatures in the upper 30s are uncommon in Switzerland, so we have been either enjoying, or bearing, the heat in recent weeks. ILEP’s new office has no air conditioning but is designed for air-flow. We moved on 1 July: so far, so good. 

This month’s Update spotlights a report on the recent WHO AFRO NTD Bi-Annual Programme Managers Meeting in Addis Ababa, which included a side event introducing the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) country model. The resource mobilisation efforts of GPZL are also highlighted. We profile two new publications about disability and rehabilitation – relevant to ILEP Members – and a call for proposals for some interesting research on NTDs within universal health coverage