Stop the Spread of Leprosy
effect:hope and The Leprosy Mission Ireland have started an exciting new initiative called R2STOP. Research to Stop Transmission (R2STOP) explores the nature of transmission for leprosy with a goal to end leprosy once and for all.
Six highly acclaimed scientists are focusing their work on the following questions:
1. How is leprosy transmitted from person to person?
2. How does leprosy live when there is no human host?
3. How do the hosts carrying leprosy transfer it to people?
4. What are the trends for regional hot spots of leprosy?
If we can answer these four questions, we can truly beat leprosy.