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.


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.

GPZL and partners sign the Abidjan Declaration

Partners signed the Abidjan Declaration, a commitment to mobilize the resources, both national and international, necessary for the implementation of the interventions of the Zero Leprosy Action Plan. 

GPZL launches new framework for countries to end leprosy

ast month, the Country Model Working Group held a validation workshop to review and affirm all new and updated components of the Country Model. The updated Zero Leprosy Country Model is now complete and is available to our country partners to support national planning to reach zero leprosy.

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For more information, please contact:

Caroline Cassard
Communications Specialist
Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
The Task Force for Global Health
[email protected]

Media Resources

  • 2022 Impact Report

    The Partnership brought the global leprosy community together in new ways across all three workstreams— country partnerships, research, and resource mobilization and advocacy.

  • 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.

  • Leprosy in Asia

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


GPZL in the News

Leprosy: the ancient disease scientists can’t solve

Rifampicin treatment has had a significant impact in countries like Ghana, says Benedict Quao, who leads the National Leprosy Control Programme in Ghana, which is a member of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy. “For the first time ever, countries had medical guidelines that could push political … Read More >

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Source: BBC Future

ZSer aims to eradicate leprosy

In partnership with GPZL, ZS is collaborating on a roadmap to develop and implement two leprosy diagnostic tests: One to confirm leprosy in people who show symptoms, and the other to screen families and communities of people affected by leprosy.

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Source: ZS

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 >

Source: Dara Network TV

Cambodia develops plan to end leprosy

Cambodia’s RHM HGTV channel reports on the National Leprosy Programme’s roadmapping and action planning workshops. (23:45 – 27:00)

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Source: RHM HGTV

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