On-Line Training Course in Ebola Preparedness for Health Staff 29th October - 12th November 2014

Posted on 24/10/2014 by DAHW/ILEP

The Medical Mission Institute in Würzburg, a long-standing partner of ILEP Member, the Deutsche Lepra- und Tuberkulosehilfe, is offering a two week e-learning course on Ebola Benchmarks. The first course will run from October 29th until November 12th, 2014. More courses will be organised according to interest. The Deutsche Lepra- und Tuberkulosehilfe is able to help facilitate payments for ILEP Members and their direct partners against later reimbursement.

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ILEP’s New President Calls on Surrounding Governments to Make Contingency Plans for Non-Ebola Patients

Posted on 17/10/2014 by ILEP

The spread of Ebola is putting leprosy patients at risk of disability and even blindness according to Jan van Berkel, newly elected President of ILEP, the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations. The strain on the health system in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea is threatening the supplies of drugs that cure leprosy. Mr van Berkel called on surrounding governments to make contingency plans for non-Ebola patients, ensure there are stocks of drugs in country and arrangements to issue courses of treatment to patients who could not travel to the health centre.

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Wellesley Bailey Awards 2014 Presented in Delhi

Wellesley Bailey Awards 2014 Group Photo

Posted on 16/10/2014 by TLMI

The winners of the Wellesley Bailey Award for courage and achievement, Matiar Rahman and Shehu Fada, overcame rejection and discrimination in various forms.

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Healing, Inclusion, Dignity Key Concerns for TLM as Key Concerns for People Affected by Leprosy

Posted on 15/10/2014 by TLMI

“The ongoing health and disability consequences of leprosy, stigmatisation, social exclusion and loss of dignity and rights are some of the devastating effects of leprosy in the lives of people” Mr Geoff Warne, General Director of The Leprosy Mission International, told delegates at the Healing, Inclusion, Dignity Forum held in Delhi, 29th – 30th September 2014. He said that the three Forum themes of healing, inclusion and dignity are key issues for The Leprosy Mission because they are key concerns for people affected by leprosy.

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Guardian UK Gives Coverage to Lepra as it Celebrates its 90th Anniversary

Posted on 01/10/2014 by ILEP

Lepra got coverage of the economic and social toll of diseases such as leprosy and lymphatic filariasis in an article published on 1st October 2014 in the global development section of The Guardian UK. This article reports on the findings of studies conducted by Lepra in Bangladesh and India, which were revealed at a special event at The Wellcome Trust on 30th September 2014 to mark its 90th anniversary year. It also highlights how Lepra is helping individuals affected by these diseases rebuild their lives.

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ILEP MOVES TO NEW OFFICES

Posted on 08/09/2014 by ILEP

Change of address

 

ILEP

unit 1.20

The Foundry

17/19 Oval Way

LONDON

SE11 5RR

 

 

 

 

Tel: 0203 752 5480

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Healing, Inclusion, Dignity Inaugural Forum: Delhi, 29th – 30th September 2014

Posted on 13/08/2014 by ILEP

People personally affected by leprosy, together with experts and active practitioners are to engage with the vital concerns of those living with leprosy, through sharing of experience, knowledge and a range of perspectives, at a Forum co-hosted by ILEP Member, The Leprosy Mission International and The Leprosy Mission Trust India. This exchange is expected to lead to a clear agenda for the future, not only for The Leprosy Mission, but also, it is hoped, for other partners and agencies who want to bring about positive change in the lives of some of the most marginalised people in the world.

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Calendar of Meetings and Events

Posted on 12/08/2014 by ILEP

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Calendar of Meetings and Events 

 

 

 

 

 

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Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Leprosy Corner Stone to Preventing Disabilities Caused by Leprosy

Posted on 31/07/2014 by ILEP

A series of recommendations that will facilitate, and focus on early diagnosis and treatment of people affected by leprosy, have been put together by a variety of stakeholders in India and are to be presented to Central Leprosy Division of the Government of India for inclusion in their Disability Prevention and Medical Rehabilitation Operational Guidelines.

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ILEP President Addresses Delegates Gathered to Seek Innovative Approaches to Prevent Disabilities Caused by Leprosy

Posted on 17/07/2014 by ILEP

"Leprosy is not in a medical silo”, stressed Mr René Stäheli, President of ILEP, urging all engaged in fighting leprosy and other Neglected Tropical Diseases to look for new synergies and intervention-based, rather than disease-based, strategies to prevent disability as well as to share knowledge.

Categories: India

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