The National Leprosy Programme of Nepal and ILEP partners held a meeting in Kathmandu focused on repealing Nepal’s Civil Code 2074.
Resource Mobilization / Advocacy
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.Download
Progress Toward Zero Leprosy
New global leprosy data shows the path to disease elimination. This resource illustrates leprosy prevalence, recent successes, current challenges, and action needed to achieve further progress toward zero leprosy.Download
The COVID-19 Crisis and Persons Affected by Leprosy: Questionnaire Results
The following information was gathered through an online questionnaire from 100+ persons affected and partners, representing 24 countries.
Source: Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy
Lettera aperta al Ministro degli Affari Esteri Luigi Di Maio, redatta da una rete informale e globale di persone affette dalla lebbra
Open letter to Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, written by an informal, global network of people affected by leprosy, in response to his recent public comments.Download
The Secretariat Director of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, Bill Gallo, joined the World Health Organization (WHO) South East Asia Regional Committee Meeting in Paro, Bhutan in September 2022. He spoke on behalf of the Task Force for Global Health, a non-state actor, and … Read More >
On June 1 and 2 in Abidjan, a major advocacy and resource mobilization meeting took place to achieve an objective: zero leprosy in Côte d’Ivoire. These two days were a success and resulted in the signing of the “Abidjan Declaration.” The Raoul Follereau Foundation is, … Read More >
The next report of the Special Rapporteur to the United Nations General Assembly will focus on the national legal protections available for persons affected by Hansen’s disease. More specifically, the Special Rapporteur will focus on the rights provided for in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
World Leprosy Day is recognized internationally on the last Sunday of January to increase public awareness of leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. This year it was celebrated on 30 January 2022. Organizations of persons affected by leprosy and leprosy community partners traditionally organize in-person … Read More >
World Leprosy Day
World Leprosy Day is a celebration of the leprosy community and an opportunity to raise public awareness of leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease.