The Research Agenda Working Group will develop an aligned, prioritized research agenda to support advocacy for additional investment. Its sub-groups will develop research priorities in
seven key areas
The sub-groups will assess current research that is currently in progress and prioritize the new research needed to reach the goal of zero leprosy. Facilitators for the sub-groups will be named soon.
Do you have an interest in a particular research area? An open call for members of the sub-groups will be announced in early August.
The Operational Excellence Working Group's purpose is to facilitate the uptake, monitoring and evaluation of best practices and promising innovations in national leprosy control programmes.
Bart Vander Plaetse, head of the programme unit at FAIRMED, has recently been named chair.
A coordinator will be hired soon, and a coordinating committee will develop a timeline and scope for the group. Updates will be available in the next newsletter.