Together, through our Triple Zero campaign, we are stopping transmission, preventing disabilities and promoting inclusion of people affected by 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. In 2015, 94 countries detected new cases of the disease.

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

Latest News, Events & Tweets


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  • World Leprosy Day 2017

    29 January 2017 - 29 January 2017 | Worldwide

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  • Zero Discrimination Day

    01 March 2017 - 01 March 2017 |

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  • ILEP March meetings 2017

    08 March 2017 - 10 March 2017 | Amsterdam

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  • International Women’s Day 2017

    08 March 2017 - 08 March 2017 | Worldwide

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  • World Health Day 2017

    07 April 2017 - 07 April 2017 |

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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

  • 19,000

    19,000 girls and boys were diagnosed with leprosy in 2015

  • 49 laws

    At least 49 laws are in place worldwide that discriminate against people affected by leprosy