Leprosy doctor checks a young child on symptoms of leprosy

Our priority programmes

In our fight against leprosy, we have initiated four priority programmes to direct our work. These are in line with the Global Leprosy Strategy of the World Health Organization and the Triple Zero campaign of the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations. They also contribute towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

A close contact of a person affected by leprosy takes preventative medication against leprosy

Stop transmission of leprosy

Leprosy can only be eliminated if we prevent people from getting leprosy and if we stop the transmission of the leprosy bacteria.

Persons affected by leprosy take care of their feet to prevent infections

Combined approaches to prevention and management of disability

Leprosy shares many symptoms with other neglected tropical diseases and diseases causing nerve damage. Combined approaches help tackle disability more effectively.

Person affected by leprosy receives a leg prosthese in order to be able to walk

Disability-inclusive development

People living with disabilities caused by leprosy and other diseases fully and actively participate in society thanks to our disability-inclusive development initiatives.

No discrimination and stigma against persons affected by leprosy

Reduction of stigma and discrimination

We pay special attention to social inclusion in all our work. In everything we do, we fight stigma and discrimination.

We conduct ground-breaking scientific research

We produce innovative solutions and deliver evidence-based programmes that strengthen the fight against leprosy.

Where we work

Priority programmes, research projects and pilots across five countries

  1. Brazil

    1,679 new patients diagnosed and treated

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  2. Mozambique

    486 new patients diagnosed and treated

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  3. India

    32,024 new patients diagnosed and treated

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  4. Nepal

    852 new patients diagnosed and treated

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  5. Indonesia

    13,135 new patients diagnosed and treated

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Some projects we work on