The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) is a coalition committed to ending leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. Our members include individuals and organizations who share our triple-zero vision of no disease, no disability, and no discrimination or stigma.

Our Impact

  • organizational members
  • individual members
  • country partnerships
  • best practices

The Challenge

  • 200,000 people
    diagnosed each year
  • 5 million people
    living with leprosy-related disability and stigma
  • 150 countries
    with active transmission
  • 130 laws
    discriminate against people who have experienced leprosy

Our Strategy


  • Country Partnerships

    We partner with national leprosy programmes and provide technical assistance to create country-led, customized strategies that address local needs and priorities to end leprosy.


  • Research

    We convene experts to advance research priorities so we can reach zero leprosy faster.


  • Advocacy

    We coordinate action to advance zero leprosy in international agendas and increase resources to end leprosy worldwide.

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Zero Leprosy Toolkit

The Zero Leprosy Toolkit is a free set of field-tested best practices designed to support countries in their work toward ending leprosy and its associated disabilities and stigma.

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Upcoming Events

13-15 September 2022

NNN Conference 2022

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4 - 5 Oct 2022

COR-NTD 2022

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Recent News

11 July 2022

GPZL and partners sign the Abidjan Declaration

Partners signed the Abidjan Declaration, a commitment to mobilize the resources, both national and international, necessary for the implementation of the interventions of the Zero Leprosy Action Plan. 


7 July 2022

Cambodia develops roadmap and action plan to end leprosy

In June 2022, the National Leprosy Programme of Cambodia, led by Dr Sambath Lay, hosted workshops in Phnom Penh to develop a Zero Leprosy Roadmap and Action Plan. Partners convened to outline strategies to bring the country closer to targets set forth by the WHO … Read More >