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.
7 February 2023
COR-NTD Research Link: Maximizing the Untapped Potential of NTD Platforms to Reach Marginalized Communities During Future Global Health CrisesRead more >
15-16 February 2023
Global Hygiene Summit 2023Read more >
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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.