22 January 2019
Partnership launches: Friday, 26 January 2018
The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy officially began just before World Leprosy Day 2018. Leading up to the launch, a steering committee held several meetings to determine the priorities and structure of a global collaborative group. The founding partners included IDEA, ILEP, ILA, Novartis Foundation, Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation, national leprosy programmes, and WHO as an observer. The secretariat team was formed at the Task Force for Global Health.