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  • 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.

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    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.

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    Symposium on leprosy and human rights

    29 May 2015

    An exceptional symposium organised by The Nippon Foundation in collaboration with the Global Health Programme, Geneva Graduate Institute on Leprosy and Human Rights.

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    ILEP report warns of the Triple Jeopardy facing women and girls with leprosy

    25 Feb 2015

    ILEP, the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations, has launched a new report – Triple Jeopardy: tackling the discrimination facing women and girls with leprosy – that reveals a gender based discrepancy in the figures for new cases of leprosy.

  • Investing to overcome the global impact of neglected tropical diseases

    19 Feb 2015

    Tackling NTDs like leprosy is vital if the world is to reach Sustainable Development Goals, leaving no one behind, in a very cost-effective way”, says Marie Staunton, Interim CEO, International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations as the World Health Organization launches its Third Report on NTDs.

  • Tanya Wood - ILEP's CEO

    Leprosy NGO Federation adopts new strategy, appoints new CEO and moves to Geneva, “the world’s health hub”

    13 Feb 2015

    On 13th April 2015, ILEP, the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations, will start implementing its new strategy with the appointment of Tanya Wood as CEO. It will move its headquarters from London to Geneva.

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    ILEP President calls for laws against people affected by leprosy to be repealed

    23 Jan 2015

    On World Leprosy Day 2015, Jan van Berkel, President of ILEP, the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations, calls for all laws that discriminate against people affected by leprosy and their families to be abolished. ILEP’s ongoing survey of the 63 countries where its 14 Members operate reveals that some 19 countries still have laws in place that discriminate against people with leprosy.