The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy accelerates progress in research, country work, and resource mobilization to achieve a world without leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease.


GPZL convenes researchers for Stigma and Mental Wellbeing Workshop

The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL) aims to accelerate research that contributes to global progress toward zero leprosy. After the publication of the Zero Leprosy Research Agenda in 2019, GPZL prioritized the agenda, gathering input from the leprosy research community to identify critical but … Read More >

Ghana creates action plan to end leprosy

The National Leprosy Programme of Ghana, in collaboration with partners working to end leprosy around Ghana and the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, developed a Zero Leprosy Action Plan in the first week of December.

GPZL Secretariat Director discusses leprosy prevalence and prevention on Voice of America

GPZL Secretariat Director, Bill Gallo, sat down with Linord Moudou, host of Voice of America’s Healthy Living series, to discuss leprosy prevalence and the new path toward prevention. The segment, “Fear and Loathing of Leprosy,” opens with perspectives of persons affected by leprosy in Ethiopia. They … Read More >

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Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
The Task Force for Global Health
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Media Resources

  • Glossary

    Members, abbreviations, and key terms we use to discuss leprosy.

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  • About GPZL

    The Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy is a coalition of people committed to ending leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease.

  • FAQ about SDR-PEP

    Providing PEP to people who may have been exposed to leprosy will reduce their risk of developing leprosy by 60%.

  • Fact sheet: COVID-19 Crisis and Persons Affected by Leprosy

    Persons affected by leprosy have been especially impacted by the worst consequences of the pandemic, due to preexisting vulnerabilities and economic precarity.

  • Policy for Images, Photos, and Language

    All written materials, spoken words, photographs, or imagery used by the ILEP Federation must be used with integrity to respect and promote the dignity and honour of all persons affected by leprosy.

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  • Zero Leprosy Country Model

    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.

  • 2020 Impact Report

    The Partnership shifted attention to COVID-19 response in 2020 and made progress in the country partnerships, research, and resource mobilization needed to reach zero leprosy.

  • Leprosy in Asia

    The Southeast Asian and Western Pacific Regions account for 75% of new leprosy cases globally.


GPZL in the News

Prime Minister commits to Côte d’Ivoire’s Zero Leprosy Action Plan

RTI reports on Prime Minister Patrick Achi’s commitment to ending leprosy in Côte d’Ivoire by 2030.

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Source: RTI

Fear and loathing of leprosy

Bill Gallo of the Global Partnership with Zero Leprosy discusses leprosy prevalence. In Ethiopia, people with leprosy face stigma and challenges.

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Source: Voice of America

Unity is Strength: Conviction and Commitment with Foundation Raoul Follereau

Dr Roch Christian Johnson, President of the International Leprosy Association and medical advisor to Foundation Raoul Follereau (FRF), speaks about the collaboration between FRF and the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy.

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Source: RCF Radio

Ghana Health Service says Universal Health Coverage must cover leprosy

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director General, Ghana Health Service (GHS), has called for the inclusion of leprosy in the Universal Health Coverage agenda.

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Source: Ghana Business News