We have committed ourselves to the fight against non-communicable diseases for the long-term. How can we be sure we’ll stick with it not only over years, but even decades? Because we’ve done it before. Our work in the fight against leprosy has been running for 30 years, and even today we are still innovating, devising novel strategies to fully interrupt the transmission of the disease.
What’s even more exciting is that some of the approaches we are spearheading may not only be effective interventions to stem the spread of leprosy, but potentially other hard-to-eliminate infectious diseases as well. We’ve gathered a lot of experience in leprosy over the years, and we plan on using that evidence as a strong basis to nourish our programmatic work, now and in the future.