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
“My name is Rachna Kumari and I am affected with leprosy. I was 24 when I became aware that I had leprosy. My journey to recovery was a long one filled with wrong diagnosis…”Read More
WHO data: 210,671 new leprosy cases reported in 2017Read More
This month we catch up with Christine Fenenga, the Operational Excellence Working Group Coordinator of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy.Read More
World Leprosy Day 2019Read More
ILEP Meetings, March 2019Read More
20th International Leprosy CongressRead More
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.
Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with leprosy
18,230 girls and boys were diagnosed with leprosy in 2016
At least 50 laws are in place worldwide that discriminate against people affected by leprosy