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of ‘leprosy’ as a negative metaphor has consequences far beyond the political realm, because it perpetuates old and outdated stereotypes and reinforces stigma and discrimination against us, people affected by leprosy."Read More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