The Partnership’s Country Model

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) is working toward a world without leprosy through a country-by-country strategy. We bring together in-country partners and international stakeholders to work on country-led customized strategies that address local needs and priorities to end leprosy (Hansen’s disease).

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy spearheads this work in close collaboration with WHO’s Global Leprosy Programme and offers support to national leprosy programmes through a unique approach. This model builds country capacity through country reviews, road maps, and resources and tools.

We assist countries by:

  • Working with National Leprosy Programmes to take stock of their current activities and needs through country reviews.
  • Creating road maps that lead towards zero leprosy.
  • Supporting country-led strategies through resource mobilization, technical assistance, and online tools.

The Zero Leprosy Country Model has been implemented in Nepal, Morocco, Ghana, and Côte d’Ivoire.

If you are a National Leprosy Programme Manager and are interested in GPZL’s country support for your program, visit our Expression of Interest Form to learn more.