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Zero leprosy: A united effort using existing & new tools but new perspectives


The WHO Global Leprosy Strategy 2021-2030 ‘Towards zero leprosy’ was published in 20211 . ‘Zero leprosy’ is an often-used term to express the global vision of what partners in the leprosy field are striving to achieve. It is commonly differentiated into ‘zero transmission’ (or ‘no disease’), ‘zero (no) disability’ and ‘zero (no) discrimination’2 . It is good to reflect on what these goals mean since their horizons and the tools needed to achieve them are very different.

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van Brakel WH