9 March 2022


The National Leprosy Programme of Nigeria became a GPZL partner in 2020. The programme is led by Dr Anyaike Chukwuma and Adebayo Peters.

Opportunities for gender equity and stigma reduction in Nigeria

Carolyne Maholo served as an expert on the review team for Nigeria’s national review of leprosy activities. She is a consultant and an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Community and Disability Studies, at Kyambogo University in Uganda. Carolyne is a strong advocate of disability-inclusive … Read More >

Ending Buruli Ulcer & Leprosy In Nigeria

A special report on the state of Buruli ulcer and leprosy in Nigeria features interviews with leaders from the National Leprosy Programme, The Leprosy Mission Nigeria, Damien Foundation Nigeria, the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL), and other partners. GPZL Secretariat director, Bill Gallo, and … Read More >

Nigeria develops strategic plan to end leprosy nationwide

In October 2022, the National Leprosy Programme of Nigeria, led by Adebayo Peters and Dr Anyaike Chukwuma, hosted workshops in Abuja to develop a Zero Leprosy Roadmap and Action Plan.

Nigeria’s Zero Leprosy Country Review

In October 2022, the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy worked with the  National Leprosy Programme of Nigeria to conduct the Zero Leprosy Country Review. The review was requested by the Nigerian National Leprosy Programme, headed by Dr Anyaike Chukwuma and Dr Adebayo Peters.

Open letter to Bishop David Oyedepo in response to stigmatizing comments about leprosy 

The following is an open letter from Purple Hope Initiative Nigeria, an organization of women and children affected by Hansen’s disease, to Bishop David Oyedepo in response to his stigmatizing comments about leprosy. Dear Bishop David Oyedepo, As a Nigerian organization of people who have … Read More >

GPZL’s 2020 Country Partners

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