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
ILEP welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur for zero discrimination of people affected by leprosyRead More
The World Health Organisation’s annual statistics on leprosy, which were released this month, provide data about the current state of the disease from 143 countries - the highest number of countries ever.Read More
How a new smartphone app will help healthcare workers tackle disability and discriminationRead More
ILEP meetings October 2017Read More
World Leprosy Day 2018Read More
ILEP meetings March 2018Read More
ILEP meetings December 2018Read 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
19,000 girls and boys were diagnosed with leprosy in 2015
At least 50 laws are in place worldwide that discriminate against people affected by leprosy