Buruli ulcer

Information resources

PubMed references on Buruli ulcer

Fact sheets

June 2013

WHA Resolution1 on Buruli ulcer

In May 2004, the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted a resolution to improve the surveillance and control of BU and accelerate research to develop better tools for its control and prevention.

Declarations on Buruli ulcer

Cotonou Declaration on Buruli ulcer (2009)

Yamoussoukro Declaration

Technical publications

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These include a Provisional guidance on the role of anitibiotics in the management of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer), two manuals on the Management and Diagnosis of the disease, and a monograph on the disease.

Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials

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These include a guide for field health workers, a poster, a leaflet and a comic book.

Documentaries on Buruli ulcer

More about the videos

This short advocacy film depicts the tragedy of Buruli ulcer, an infectious disease that destroys large areas of skin when detected and treated late. Against this tragic backdrop, the overarching message is one of hope and promise, thanks to the introduction of antibiotics. Using facts, figures, and moving testimonials, the film brings much good news.

Annual meeting reports

1 Resolution WHA57.1 Surveillance and control of Mycobacterium ulcerans disease (Buruli ulcer). In: Fifty-seventh World Health Assembly, Geneva, 17–22 May 2004. Resolutions and decisions. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2004 (WHA57/2004/REC/1):1–2.

Buruli in the news!

10 April 2014 | Geneva
Buruli ulcer is a chronic debilitating skin and soft tissue infection that can lead to permanent disfigurement and disability. Manuals can now guide healthcare workers to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Early detection can greatly minimize and prevent disability.

PubMed references on Buruli ulcer

Laboratory confirmation

Guidance on sampling techniques for laboratory-confirmation of Mycobacterium ulcerans infection (Buruli ulcer disease)

News archives

Collaborating Centers

Laboratory Network

The following network of laboratories provide support to national control programmes to confirm Buruli ulcer cases (by PCR, ZN, and culture).

Photo library


Global Buruli Ulcer Initiative (GBUI):