Global Leprosy Strategy 2016–2020. Accelerating towards a leprosy-free world.
WHO Global Leprosy Programme. 2016.
The Global Leprosy Strategy 2016-2020 “Accelerating towards a leprosy-free world” was developed through a series of consultations with various stakeholders during 2014 and 2015. Inputs were provided by national leprosy programmes, technical agencies, independent leprosy experts, public health experts, funding agencies and representatives of affected patients and communities.
The strategy is built around three major pillars: (i) strengthen government ownership and partnerships; (ii) stop leprosy and its complications; and (iii) stop discrimination and promote inclusion. Its goal is to further reduce the global and local leprosy burden, thereby aiming for zero children with leprosy-affected disabilities, a reduction of new patients diagnosed with leprosy-related deformities to less than one per million population and a repeal of all laws that allow discrimination of leprosy patients.
Operational Manual: Global Leprosy Strategy 2016-2020. Accelerating towards a leprosy-free world
WHO - Global Leprosy Programme. 2016.
The purpose of this Operational Manual is to provide guidance for managers of national leprosy programmes (or equivalent entities) to adapt and implement the Global Leprosy Strategy in their own countries.
Monitoring and Evaluation Guide: Global Leprosy Strategy 2016–2020. Accelerating towards a leprosy-free world.
WHO - Global Leprosy Programme. 2017.
The Monitoring & Evaluation Guide is the third document on the Global Leprosy Strategy 2016–2020 “Accelerating towards a leprosy-free world” and follows closely the August 2016 publication of the Operational Manual.