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. In 2016, 110 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


  • World Leprosy Day 2018

    28 January 2018 - 28 January 2018 | global

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  • Operational research workshop, Leprosy Research Initiative

    05 February 2018 - 09 February 2018 | Kathmandu, Nepal

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  • ITC & Panel of People Affected meetings

    19 March 2018 - 19 March 2018 | Colchester, UK

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  • ILEP Communications Network meeting

    21 March 2018 - 21 March 2018 | Colchester, UK

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  • NNN 2018 annual conference

    24 September 2018 - 26 September 2018 | Addis Ababa

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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

  • 50 laws

    At least 50 laws are in place worldwide that discriminate against people affected by leprosy