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  • WHO celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    3 Dec 2015

    3 December marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year's theme, "A day for All", highlights that disability is part of the human condition and a manifestation of diversity in our societies.

  • Global National Leprosy Programme Managers Meeting

    23 Nov 2015

    23 - 25 November 2015, three-day Global National Leprosy Managers' meeting held at the World Health Organization, SEARO in New Delhi.

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    American Leprosy Missions Announces Management Team Changes

    13 Nov 2015

    The nation’s leading voice in the fight to cure and care for people affected by leprosy and related diseases today announced two management team changes.

  • Expert Group approves NTD indicator

    2 Nov 2015

    The IAEG-SDG met in Bangkok last week and “moved to green” the indicator requested by WHO and supported by the NTD community. The indicator "Number of people requiring interventions against NTDs" now offers a method by which Target 3.3 of SDG 3, "Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages" can be counted.

  • Jan van Berkel opens ILEP's Collaboration meeting

    ILEP Collaboration Meeting, Paris

    7 Oct 2015

    Jan van Berkel, ILEP's President welcomed delegates to ILEP's Annual Member's Collaboration Meeting

  • The Abu Dhabi Declaration of Support for the SDG Global Indicator 3 for NTDs

    26 Sep 2015

    Many organisations signed the Abu Dhabi Declaration highlighting their commitment to work together to reduce Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and support those affected by them.

  • World leaders adopt UN Sustainable Development Goals to eradicate poverty by 2030

    25 Sep 2015

    193 heads of state agreed to adopt 17 Sustainable Development Goals to fight climate change and ensure gender equality and education. The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals are expected to be used by UN member states to develop policies over the net 15 years to end poverty and improve the lives of the world's poor.

  • two men carrying leprosy medication across a river

    A Journey of 100 Lifetimes

    12 Aug 2015

    José Ramirez Jr, United Nations Human Rights Committee, Geneva

  • Letter to the IAEG-SDGs

    28 Jul 2015

    As partners working to end the poverty, exclusion and ill health caused globally by Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), we are writing to you in your role, as a co-chair of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), to ask for your support for the inclusion of a global NTD indicator within the SDG indicator list.

  • Letter to G7 leaders

    30 May 2015

    As organisations involved in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)1 including leprosy, we would like to applaud G7 leaders for putting global health, particularly neglected and poverty-related diseases, at the forefront of the G7’s development agenda at the G7 Summit this year.