BBC World Service Trust
The mission of the BBC World Service Trust is to "work with people in developing and transitional countries to improve the quality of their lives, through the innovative use of the media".
WHO worked closely with the Trust during leprosy elimination campaigns in the period 1999-2000, in Bangladesh, India (selected states), Indonesia, Myanmar and Nepal. The campaigns were very useful in developing community involvement at the grass root level, creating a wider awareness of the disease and its treatment, and in reducing the stigma historically linked to the disease.
The links below provide more details of this partnership, and for coverage of leprosy elimination efforts over recent years.
BBC World Service Trust links on leprosy
Other BBC links on leprosy
- 13 May, 2005: Slave trade key to leprosy spread
- 9 February, 2005:TB 'may have killed off leprosy'
- 8 February, 2004: Gene fault increases leprosy risk
- 5 September, 2002: 5 September, 2002
- 30 March, 2001: Leprosy genetic link found
- 30 January, 2000: Global fight against leprosy
- 19 January, 2000: India targets leprosy
- 15 November, 1999: Drive to eradicate leprosy
- 1 February, 1999: New focus on leprosy
- 15 October, 1998: BBC combats leprosy
- 7 September, 1998: Leprosy
- 7 September, 1998: Asia-Pacific: Experts focus on eradicating leprosy