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.
- organizational members
- individual members
- country partnerships
- best practices
- 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
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.
We convene experts to advance research priorities so we can reach zero leprosy faster.
We coordinate action to advance zero leprosy in international agendas and increase resources to end leprosy worldwide.
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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10 November 2023
Call for nominations: Leadership Team Chair
The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) facilitates alignment of the leprosy community and accelerates effective collaborative action toward the goal of zero leprosy: zero transmission, zero leprosy disease, zero new disability, and zero stigma and discrimination. The Partnership’s work is focused in three areas: … Read More >
10 October 2023
Adoption of new global strategy
At a three-day meeting in India, completed on 9 October, the GPZL Leadership Team had an intensive discussion on future strategy, facilitated by Dr Pemmaraju Rao, formerly of the WHO Global Leprosy Programme. The Leadership Team affirmed GPZL’s long-term vision: Zero leprosy: zero infection and … Read More >