Working together to stop transmission, prevent disability and break the stigma from leprosy

Who we are

Federation of 14 international NGOs, working in 63 countries worldwide, advised by an international technical commission of world experts and a panel of people affected by leprosy

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Why we are needed

Leprosy can be cured, but it is under-reported and under-diagnosed. Delayed treatment causes disabilities. People affected by leprosy suffer from its stigma.

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What we do

Together we are stopping the transmission of leprosy, preventing disability caused by leprosy and breaking the stigma resulting from leprosy.

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  • Neglected Tropical Diseases Summit, hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Uniting to Combat NTDs

    19 April 2017 - 22 April 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland

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  • WebEx meeting for ILEP Working Group 2 “Zero disability”

    30 August 2016 - 30 August 2016 |

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  • WebEx meeting for ILEP Working Group 3 “Zero discrimination”

    31 August 2016 - 31 August 2016 |

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  • 19th International Leprosy Congress

    18 September 2016 - 21 September 2016 | ILA 2016, Beijing, China

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  • NTD NGDO Network – NNN Annual Meeting

    29 September 2016 - 02 October 2016 | Washington, DC, USA

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leprosy is still being transmitted to children

ILEP calls for the proactive, early detection and treatment of leprosy, to prevent leprosy being transmitted to children and to reduce disability in children to zero by 2020. Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with leprosy and almost nine out of every one hundred people diagnosed is a child.

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