The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) presented the prioritised Zero Leprosy Research Agenda at the WHO Global Consultation on Global Leprosy Strategy 2021 – 2030 last week. In 2018, the Research Agenda working group’s eight different sub-groups conducted a series of discussions on research gaps. The working group included 140 participants from 20 countries. The findings from these sub-group discussions were published in Leprosy Review and included research gaps in epidemiologic modeling, digital health, operational research, diagnostics, post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) and transmission, vaccines, disability, and stigma. This year, Nienke Veldhuijzen, Technical Officer at Leprosy Research Initiative (LRI), led the prioritisation of the Zero Leprosy Research Agenda with the support of a few GPZL Leadership Team members.
Learn more about the process, results and next steps here!