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


  • The Living Death – book giveaway

    21 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

    21 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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  • WLD 2017: ILEP calls for Zero Disabilities in girls and boys

    21 February 2017

    ILEP is calling for special action to prevent boys and girls from developing lifelong disabilities associated with leprosy.

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  • Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council, 18th session

    20 February 2017 - 24 February 2017 | Geneva

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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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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