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


  • Leprosy discussed at UN: presentation of draft final report

    26 February 2017

    The Human Rights Council Advisory Committee presented its draft final report on the implementation of the Principles and Guidelines for the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members. ILEP had the opportunity to provide feedback on this report.

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  • WINNERS ANNOUNCED: ‘The Living Death’ book giveaway

    26 February 2017

    ILEP is giving away 3 copies of Evelyne Leandro's newly released English version of her book - The Living Death: the struggle with a long forgotten disease - in which she documents her experience with this painful but curable disease.

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  • Women in focus awards

    26 February 2017

    The NNN and Uniting to Combat are organizing awards to acknowledge and recognize the work of women in defeating NTDs. This is an excellent opportunity to recognize some of the women who are working hard in the fight against leprosy.

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  • Zero Discrimination Day

    01 March 2017 - 01 March 2017 |

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  • International Women’s Day 2017

    08 March 2017 - 08 March 2017 | Worldwide

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  • ILEP March meetings 2017

    08 March 2017 - 10 March 2017 | Amsterdam

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  • World Health Day 2017

    07 April 2017 - 07 April 2017 |

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  • World Health Assembly

    22 May 2017 - 26 May 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland

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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