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 Secretariat of the United Nations Human Rights Council is currently accepting applications for the post of the Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family member.Read More
A museum dedicated to Belgian hero and leprosy aid worker Father Damien now has an English version of its website.Read More
Mahamath Cissé and DAHW, an ILEP member, are fighting to have a long-standing discriminatory law in Senegal repealed.Read More
ILEP CEO MeetingRead More
NNN Annual ConferenceRead More
ILEP October meetings 2017Read More
ILEP Members’ Assembly December meeting 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