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About the Partnership

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy is a coalition of people committed to ending leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. The partnership includes Novartis, the World Health Organization (WHO, as an observer), the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP), the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation and the  International Association for Integration, Dignity and Economic Advancement (IDEA). It also includes the national leprosy programmes of Brazil and Ethiopia, the International Leprosy Association, scientific organizations and the academic community. The secretariat for the partnership is located at the Task Force for Global Health.

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Partnership Structure

  • National Programme Brazil
  • National Programme Ghana
  • International Association for Integration Dignity and Economic Advancement (IDEA)
  • ILEP
  • Novartis
  • Sasakawa Health Foundation (ILEP member)
  • Scientific Representative
  • UN Special Rapporteur
  • World Health Organization (observer)
  • Task Force for Global Health
  • Research Working Group

    Research setting: 
scientific & operational

  • Operational Excellence Working Group

    Real world setting with country application, engagement and uptake

  • Organizations and individuals committed to zero leprosy