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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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.

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The Gift of Pain - 100th Anniversary of Birth of Doctor who Revolutionised Treatment of Leprosy

Posted on 17/07/2014 by ILEP

An old man is rescuing a yam that has fallen off a stick by thrusting his hand straight into the red hot coals of a charcoal brazier. Hand surgeon Dr Paul Brand, watching this scene at a leprosy hospital in New Guinea realised that people affected by the disease have no warning system alerting them to pain. That insight transformed the treatment of leprosy and today, 17th July 2014 we celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth.

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Marie Staunton: Interim Chief Executive for ILEP

Posted on 10/07/2014 by ILEP

An experienced NGO leader, Marie Staunton, has been appointed as interim Chief Executive of the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations. Over the next six months she will work with Members on a strategy to maximise ILEP’s effectiveness for the millions of women, children and men who are affected by leprosy and the stigma of leprosy and for those at risk of the disease. She will help recruit the next Chief Executive.

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India will take at least 40 years to eliminate leprosy

Posted on 10/07/2014 by ILEP

Under this headline, journalist Rupesh Dutta is to be commended for drawing attention to the fact that there are likely to be more cases of leprosy in India for many years, even decades to come, which is recognised by all stakeholders in leprosy. This statement, presented as a quotation from the President of the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations, ILEP, was not actually stated by Mr René Stäheli, and is representative of other serious misquotes throughout Dutta’s article.

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