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    Valdenora’s Story: Amazonian trailblazer fighting for equality

    14 Jan 2019

    Ahead of World Leprosy Day 2019, we meet inspiring people fighting against the stigma and discrimination associated with leprosy. From Brazil, this is Valdenora's remarkable story of survival, recovery and advocacy.

  • Open Letter to President Emmanuel Macron

    10 Dec 2018

    "The use of ‘leprosy’ as a negative metaphor has consequences far beyond the political realm, because it perpetuates old and outdated stereotypes and reinforces stigma and discrimination against us, people affected by leprosy."

  • Flower Power: How roses have become a powerful weapon in the battle against stigma

    6 Dec 2018

    Dr. Sushil Koirala ’The Rose Doctor’ has been a human rights and peace activist for over 15 years, and is the founder of the Rose Movement, a campaign to help bring peace and joy to others. We reached out to him to hear how his movement has become revolutionary in the fight against stigma as well.

  • « Flower power » : s’armer de roses contre la stigmatisation

    6 Dec 2018

    Le docteur Sushil Koirala lutte en faveur des droits humains et de la paix depuis plus de 15 ans. Surnommé « The Rose Doctor », il a fondé la campagne « The Rose Movement », dont l’objectif est d’apporter la paix et le bonheur aux autres. Un mouvement devenu révolutionnaire dans la lutte contre la stigmatisation. Nous l’avons contacté pour mieux comprendre.

  • Talking leprosy: Irene Allen

    26 Nov 2018

    'A medical approach alone is not enough; people need to be treated holistically in order to restore their dignity and self-esteem.'

  • Talking leprosy: Rachna Kumari

    18 Oct 2018

    “My name is Rachna Kumari and I am affected with leprosy. I was 24 when I became aware that I had leprosy. My journey to recovery was a long one filled with wrong diagnosis…”

  • Global leprosy statistics show slight decrease in reported cases

    17 Sep 2018

    WHO data: 210,671 new leprosy cases reported in 2017

  • Talking Leprosy: Christine Fenenga

    30 Aug 2018

    This month we catch up with Christine Fenenga, the Operational Excellence Working Group Coordinator of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy.

  • Talking leprosy: Anna Wickenden

    27 Jul 2018

    This month we catch up with Anna Wickenden, the Director of the AIM Initiative, and hear her views on how the leprosy community can demonstrate leadership in the broader fight against NTDs.

  • ILEP appoints Geoff Warne as new CEO

    20 Jul 2018

    On behalf of the ILEP Board, Jan van Berkel, ILEP President, has announced the appointment of Geoff Warne as Chief Executive Officer for the federation.