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.

Latest News, Events & Tweets


  • Open Letter to President Emmanuel Macron

    10 December 2018

    "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use of ‘leprosy’ as a negative metaphor has consequences far beyond the political realm, because it perpetuates old and outdated stereotypes and reinforces stigma and discrimination against us, people affected by leprosy."

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  • Flower Power: How roses have become a powerful weapon in the battle against stigma

    06 December 2018

    Dr. Sushil Koirala ’The Rose Doctor’ has been a human rights and peace activist for over 15 years, and is the founder of the Rose Movement, a campaign to help bring peace and joy to others. We reached out to him to hear how his movement has become revolutionary in the fight against stigma as well.

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  • « Flower power » : s’armer de roses contre la stigmatisation

    06 December 2018

    Le docteur Sushil Koirala lutte en faveur des droits humains et de la paix depuis plus de 15 ans. Surnommé « The Rose Doctor », il a fondé la campagne « The Rose Movement », dont l’objectif est d’apporter la paix et le bonheur aux autres. Un mouvement devenu révolutionnaire dans la lutte contre la stigmatisation. Nous l’avons contacté pour mieux comprendre.

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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

  • 16,000+

    16,979 girls and boys diagnosed with leprosy in 2017

  • 150+ laws

    157 laws are in place worldwide that discriminate against people affected by leprosy