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International Leprosy Association

 


President

Dr SK Noordeen

Founded

January 1931, Manila


Objectives/aims/principles

- To facilitate the dissemination of knowledge of leprosy and its control
- To help in any other practicable manner the anti-leprosy campaign throughout the world
- To co-operate with any other institution or organisation concerned with leprosy


Governing body

The Council meets twice in a five-year period between Congresses


Languages

English, French, Spanish


Budget

No budget as such. The only financial activity related to ILA is the publication of the International Journal of Leprosy and Other Mycobacterial Diseases, which is financed by the subscribers' fee and some donations.


Membership

Regular; sustaining; grantors; honorary. There are members in one hundred countries.


Activities

- Frequent international meetings of experts
- Representatives participate in regional leprosy campaigns
- Quinquennial world congresses, the sixteenth was in Salvador, Brazil in 2002
- Close relationship with voluntary agencies engaged in leprosy fund-raising activities and leprosy control


Publications


International Journal of Leprosy and other Mycobacterial Diseases (quarterly)


Joint collaboration

Admitted into official relations with WHO in 1948. Collaboration takes the form of mutual participation in technical meetings and the Association regularly disseminates information about relevant WHO policies through their quarterly scientific publication.


Collaboration with WHO programme

Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases

 

 
 


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