Current Research


In order to identify critical gaps in knowledge related to transmission and to set priorities, R2STOP founder effect:hope commissioned an independent literature review convened a scientific meeting to discuss gaps in our understanding of M. leprae transmission.

The outcome of both activities has informed a research agenda addressing critical areas related to increasing our understanding of M. leprae transmission with the heightened potential of improving strategies for blocking transmission.

While the initial focus of the research agenda is the transmission of M.leprae, the bacteria that causes leprosy, R2STOP aims to award grants for research investigating questions of transmission of other neglected tropical diseases in the future.

Browse this menu for our research agenda and literature review and symposium.