The 2018 Global Leprosy Update was published in the Weekly Epidemiological Review on 30 August. This report is WHO’s snapshot of the global leprosy situation at the end of 2018. This year’s report is longer and more thorough than the previous one, with a wealth of detailed country information. The full report is here. Dr Paul Saunderson, chair of the ILEP Technical Commission, has prepared a brief commentary which you can read here.