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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Latest News, Events & Tweets


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    Women and Girls in Focus

    ILEP is taking part in a working meeting on women and girls and NTDs on 27-28 July 2016, arranged by Uniting to Combat NTDs, which will review the evidence base of the impact of NTDs on women and girls and how effective NTD delivery platforms are in reaching women and girls.

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  • American Leprosy Missions Hires Director of Program Development

    The United States’ leading anti-leprosy organization is strengthening its team with the hiring of a director of program development. Joining American Leprosy Missions’ work of bringing hope and healing to people suffering from leprosy and related diseases is Maye Saephanh

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  • New information portal launches

    InfoNTD is the first one-stop source of information on cross-cutting issues in NTDs. It provides a platform for information sharing between scientists, professionals and others working in the field of cross-cutting issues in NTDs. Info NTD is a multi-partner initiative endorsed by the NTD NGDO Network (NNN) and highly welcomed by leading researchers and experts.

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  • Bimonthly meeting of the ILEP Communication Network

    09 August 2016 - 09 August 2016 |

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  • WebEx meeting for ILEP Working Group 1 “Zero transmission”

    29 August 2016 - 29 August 2016 |

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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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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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