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

22 August 2022

Leaders from Cambodia’s National Leprosy Programme reflect on their new strategic plan

Dr. Lay Sambath is the Chief Information Officer of the National Programme for Leprosy Control (NLEP) and Director of the National Center for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control (CENAT). Mr. So Visal is a staff member of Cambodia’s National Leprosy Programme and a physical therapist. What … Read More >

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.