Back to top

Global Leprosy Strategy (2016-2020)

World Health Organization

The past three decades have witnessed some impressive advances in leprosy control. Elimination as a public health problem (i.e. registered prevalence below 1 per 10 000 population) was achieved in all countries1. The agenda of eliminating leprosy at the subnational level is still unfinished in many countries and will therefore continue to be pursued in the coming years.