Triple Zero Leprosy Strategy
Over 16 million leprosy cases have been cured over the last 20 years! But leprosy is still prevalent in many countries…we want to see Zero Leprosy Transmission, Disability and Discrimination.
When you help Cure One today, you play a key part in moving towards Zero Leprosy Transmission, Disability and Discrimination.
Towards Zero Leprosy Transmission by 2035… when you help Cure
Every 2 minutes, another case of leprosy diagnosed. Around 8% of these cases are children. You’ll help prevent transmission through early diagnosis and treatment of leprosy in countries where the disease is endemic.
Towards Zero Leprosy Disability… when you help Care
If leprosy is treated early enough, nobody should suffer disability from the disease. You can help prevent nerve damage, loss of hands and feet, and loss of independence due to leprosy.
Zero Leprosy Discrimination… when you help Restore
Leprosy is curable! So no child or adult should be excluded from family, community, school or workplace due to the disease. You can help change attitudes and fight discriminatory laws that exclude leprosy-affected people from society.
While all three Zeros are important on their own, they are also inter-related. Early detection of leprosy is key, because it prevents lifelong impairments and stops ongoing transmission. Preventing impairments and disabilities can in turn reduce stigma and discrimination. Likewise, tackling stigma and discrimination may help to reduce transmission (people may be more likely to seek treatment early), and if stigma toward people with impairments is reduced, they face fewer disabling barriers in their communities and societies.