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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Recent News

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 >