Working together for zero leprosy.

Stopping leprosy transmission

Zero transmission

Preventing girls and boys from being disabled by leprosy

Zero disabilities

Abolishing discriminatory leprosy laws and practices

Zero discrimination

Global view: Working worldwide to end leprosy

Leprosy still affects hundreds of thousands of people in more than 100 countries worldwide. 210,671 new cases were reported from 150 countries in 2017.

Dive into our interactive map to find out more about which projects ILEP members are working on, where, and why.

Latest News, Events & Tweets


  • World Health Summit Regional Meeting

    27 April 2020 - 28 April 2020 | Kampala, Uganda

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  • World Health Assembly

    20 May 2020 - 28 May 2020 | Geneva, Switzerland

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  • 3rd Community Based Rehabilitation World Congress

    28 July 2020 - 30 July 2020 | Entebbe, Uganda

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  • NTD NGO Network Annual Meeting

    08 September 2020 - 10 September 2020 | Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • World Health Summit

    25 October 2020 - 27 October 2020 | Berlin, Germany

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Why we are needed

Our Triple Zero campaign is needed as leprosy is still being transmitted and stigma persists. To understand the difference we are making, and target our efforts most effectively, we collect and measure data every year.

  • 2 minutes

    Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with leprosy

  • 16,000+

    16,979 girls and boys diagnosed with leprosy in 2017

  • 148 laws

    148 laws are in place worldwide that discriminate against people affected by leprosy