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About the Partnership

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy is a coalition of individuals and organizations 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 Health Foundation, and the International Association for Integration, Dignity and Economic Advancement (IDEA). It also includes representatives from the national leprosy programmes of Brazil, Ghana, and India, 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
  • American Leprosy Missions (ILEP Member)
  • International Association for Integration Dignity and Economic Advancement (IDEA)
  • ILEP
  • Leprosy Research Initiative
  • Novartis
  • Sasakawa Health Foundation (ILEP member)
  • Scientific Representative
  • UN Special Rapporteur
  • World Health Organization (observer)
  • Task Force for Global Health
  • Leprosy Diagnostic Working Group
  • Country Modeling Working Group
  • Organizations and individuals committed to zero leprosy