Newsletter #1

2019-07-22 08:23

The PEOPLE project has completed its first year. After the kick-off meeting in October 2019 and subsequent preparations (ethical approvals, randomization,…), the clinical trial started recruitment in the Comoros in January 2019. In Madagascar, recruitment in Miandrivazo district started in February 2019.

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Number of new cases in contacts of leprosy patients decreases after dose of antibiotic

November 23, 2020

Press release – Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp – 5 November 2020 The number of new cases of leprosy decreases in people exposed to M. leprae, who take a one-off dose of the antibiotic rifampicin, as prophylaxis. This is confirmed by preliminary results of the PEOPLE study, presented at an annual consortium meeting. The PEOPLE […]

PEOPLE during Covid-19

September 17, 2020

In the first year of the PEOPLE study (2019), a total of 101,994 persons were identified of whom 95,679 agreed to participate in the study and were examined for signs of leprosy by the local screening teams. Amongst these participants, 428 new leprosy patients were identified, of whom 325 in Anjouan (The Comoros), 38 in […]