The ILEP Federation is a consortium of NGOs committed to working together to fight leprosy, in partnership with others committed to this common goal.
The ILEP strategy for 2016-2020 guides the work of the ILEP Federation. It was developed in 2015, a critical year in the achievement of a world free of leprosy. The United Nations (UN) agreed new Sustainable Development Goals, WHO produced a new global leprosy strategy and ILEP underwent a major restructuring. This ILEP strategy states the direction of the ILEP membership globally and in countries where we are working. It also shows the contribution that achieving our goal of a world free from leprosy, brings to broader efforts in tackling health, disability, development and human rights.
It was developed through extensive consultation with internal and external stakeholders. Internal consultations included ILEP’s Members, Technical Commission, Advisory Panel, country coordinators and Secretariat staff. External consultations were with WHO (including its Global Leprosy Programme), technical experts, Novartis, the Gates Foundation, government National Leprosy Programme Managers, disability NGOs and coalitions, and over 60 interviews with people affected by leprosy.
These are our goals:
- Stopping the transmission of leprosy
- Preventing disability due to leprosy
- Promoting inclusion of people affected by leprosy.