effect:hope plans to eliminate leprosy through the Domains of Change – building blocks to create lasting, positive change. Through these domains, we join hands with people around the world to see leprosy eliminated; hope restored.
The four domains come together to form a plan of action. At the centre, is the goal: Zero people affected by leprosy.
The domains tackle the need of care for people today, while creating pathways for a hopeful future.
Leprosy has been around for millennia and even though we have a drug therapy that treats the disease, hundreds of thousands of people continue to be diagnosed each year. There are millions alive today that live with disability, poverty and isolation because of leprosy. Understanding how leprosy is transmitted may be a key game-changer. Knowing how a disease is passed on is critical for preventing the spread of it.