Paper Call
Operational research in leprosy

Editor’s Choice

Editorials

An evaluation of GAEL, the Global Alliance for the Elimination of Leprosy. K. L. Braber

What lessons can we learn from the evaluation of GAEL? T. Durston

Comments on the Report entitled ‘Independent Evaluation of the Global Alliance for the Elimination of Leprosy’. B. Ji

Original Papers

Measuring impairment caused by leprosy: inter-tester reliability of the WHO disability grading system. W. A. Nienhuis, W. H. Van Brakel, C. R. Butlin & T. S. Van Der Werf

Neural pathology in leprosy during treatment and surveillance. D. Poricha, A. Mukherjee & G. Ramu

Clinical, electroneuromyographic and morphological studies of pure neuritic leprosy in a Brazilian referral centre. M. R. Jardim, L. Chimelli, S. C.-R. Faria, P. V. Fernandes, J. A. Da Costa Néri, A. M. Sales, E. N. Sarno & S. L. Gomes Antunes

Management of 34 chronic heel sinuses in leprosy, using a modification of a local rotation flap in Kolkata, India. J. Joshua & S. Sarkar

Utility of serodiagnostic tests for leprosy: a study in an endemic population in South India. S.Sinha, S. Kannan, B. Nagaraju, U. Sengupta & M. D. Gupte

Serial measurement of serum cytokines, cytokine receptors and neopterin in leprosy patients with reversal reactions. W. R. Faber, A. M. Iyer, T. T. Fajardo, T. Dekker, L. G. Villahermosa, R. M. Abalos & P. K. Das

Mycobacterium leprae infection and serum lactoferrin levels. D. Muruganand, E. Daniel, G. Ebeneezer, S. E. Rabboni, P. Seggar & C. K. Job

Obituary Jesus Faria

Teaching Materials and Services TALC introduces CD-ROMs * Wellesley Bailey Awards 2005 * Steroid prophylaxis for prevention of nerve function impairment in leprosy: randomized placebo controlled trial (TRIPOD 1) * Books from Infolep

News and Notes Update from Africa * 23rd Biennial Conference of Indian Association of Leprologists (IAL) * WHO tackles intellectual property rights, innovation and public health * American Leprosy Mission helps children from leprosy village *Andhra Pradesh Counsellors Project * Japanese team visits Bombay Leprosy Project * Seminar on ‘Alliance and Hope’ * News wanted!