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. 210,671 new cases were reported from 150 countries in 2017.

Dive into our interactive map to find out more about which projects ILEP members are working on, where, and why.

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  • World Leprosy Day 2019

    27 January 2019 - 27 January 2019 | global

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  • ILEP Meetings, March 2019

    18 March 2019 - 22 March 2019 | Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A.

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  • 20th International Leprosy Congress

    10 September 2019 - 13 September 2019 | Manila, Philippines

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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

  • 18,000+

    18,230 girls and boys were diagnosed with leprosy in 2016

  • 50 laws

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