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WHO Goodwill Ambassador's Newsletter For The Elimination Of Leprosy

FROM THE EDITORS: OUR SHARED VISION

As Dr. Marcos Virmond mentions elsewhere on this page, the International Leprosy Congress in Beijing this September will be an opportunity to discuss scientific topics that are key to the future of leprosy control. The timing is also right to review the new Global Leprosy Strategy: Accelerating towards a leprosy-free world, with its commitment to further reducing the burden of leprosy globally and locally. We applaud the strategy for underlining the importance of ending discrimination and promoting inclusion, and trust that along with scientific advances, this focus on the human and social aspects of leprosy control will bring us closer to realizing our shared vision.