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.
Latest News, Events & Tweets
ILEP is shining a spotlight on the invisible scars of stigma ahead of this year’s World Leprosy Day–themed around ending the stigma and discrimination associated with leprosy–with the publication of a new interactive report.Read More
Ahead of World Leprosy Day 2019, we meet inspiring people fighting against the stigma and discrimination associated with leprosy. From Brazil, this is Valdenora's remarkable story of survival, recovery and advocacy.Read More
"The use of ‘leprosy’ as a negative metaphor has consequences far beyond the political realm, because it perpetuates old and outdated stereotypes and reinforces stigma and discrimination against us, people affected by leprosy."Read More
World Leprosy Day 2019Read More
ILEP Meetings, March 2019Read More
20th International Leprosy CongressRead 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
16,979 girls and boys diagnosed with leprosy in 2017
157 laws are in place worldwide that discriminate against people affected by leprosy