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Clinton Global Initiative Video on Neglected Tropical Diseases

PAHO Communicable Disease Research Program (CDR)

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Leprosy in Cuba
This PowerPoint presentation of 39 slides describes the current situation of leprosy in Cuba and the efforts being made to detect, treat, and eliminate the disease. It describes how services are organized and offers statistical information and a map showing incidence in the different parts of the country.
PowerPoint

Minister of Health Agenor Álvares Receives WHO Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination in Brazil
News report on the official visit of special ambassador Yoshei Sasakawa with the Minister of Health of Brazil, numerous Brazilian health authorities, and representatives of associations of people affected by Hansen’s disease. Highlights include the progress of the national elimination campaign and promotion of the Global Appeal to End Stigma and Discrimination against People Affected by Leprosy, which calls for putting the topic on the UN and national human-rights agenda and further mobilizing society to end the fear and prejudice surrounding the disease.
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Global Appeal to End Stigma and Discrimination against People Affected by Leprosy
Leprosy is among the world's oldest and most dreaded diseases, often resulting in terrible deformity. Patients were abandoned, forced to live in isolation and discriminated against as social outcasts. Though now curable, fear of leprosy remains deep-rooted; ignorance and misunderstanding result in prejudice and discriminatory attitudes that remain firmly implanted as custom and tradition. This landmark document appeals to the UN Commission on Human Rights to governments, and to people all over the world in an effort to mobilize political will and human sensibility to improve the quality of life of people and families affected by leprosy.
Nippon Foundation

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Detailed Description

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Leprosy (WHO Fact Sheet No. 101)

Fact Sheets

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10 Facts about Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control at PAHO

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Leprosy (WHO Fact Sheet No. 101)

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Leprosy (TDR Fact Sheet and Research Resource Page)

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Frequently-Asked Questions

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Frequently-Asked Questions about Leprosy Elimination

Related Sites

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Clinton Global Initiative Video on Neglected Tropical Diseases

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PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Peer-Reviewed Open-Access Journal Published by the Public Library of Science

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Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (New England Journal of Medicine, 357: 10, September 6, 2007)

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Investing in Global Health: 'Best Buys' and Priorities for Action in Developing Countries

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Collaborating Institutions

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Nippon Foundation: A Partner in the Fight against Leprosy (Hansen's Disease)

PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers

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Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima (ILSL): PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Capacity-Building and Training in Leprosy Control and Research

Photo Gallery

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Photo Gallery: People Affected by Hanseniasis (Leprosy), Brazil

Slides

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I can do it myself! Tips for people affected by leprosy who want to prevent disability

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Leprosy Detection Rate, 2006

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Problem Tree for Leprosy

Speeches from the Director

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An Achievable Dream: Eliminating Some Diseases from the Americas

General Announcements

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Minister of Health Agenor Álvares Receives WHO Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination in Brazil

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Global Appeal to End Stigma and Discrimination against People Affected by Leprosy

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Ministry of Health of Brazil Launches 2nd Edition of the Charters of Elimination: Epidemiological Situation of Hansen's Disease among Children under 15

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Ministry of Health of Brazil Launches Instrument to Monitor Leprosy in Each State: The Charters of Elimination

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Directories and Disease/Health-Topic Pages

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PAHO Communicable Disease Research Program (CDR)

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Neglected Diseases: Search Page for PAHO and WHO Information

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Leprosy

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Regional Situation

- Data to 2006
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Detection Rate
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- 2005
- 2004

 

Updates on Brazilian Campaign

- Government backs appeal to end stigma, discrimination
- Less cases, drop in incidence
- Government commitment to eliminating leprosy
 

WHO

- Elimination of Leprosy as a Public-Health Problem
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Leprosy Page
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- français

- Global Situation 2005
 

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