Hansen’s Disease/Leprosy Program

Towards a leprosy-free world

To realize a world without leprosy and its associated problems, this program has three pillars:

Sasakawa Lerosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative

Beginning in 2020, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, The Nippon Foundation, and Sasakawa Health Foundation have formed a strategic alliance under the name of Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative to share our knowledge and strengthen collaboration in order to accelerate our activities towards a leprosy‐free world.

WHO Goodwill Ambassador’s Leprosy Bulletin

This bi-monthly publication provides information on leprosy around the world. Each issue carries a message from the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, reports on his activities and features timely articles on topics ranging from case detection and self-care to human rights.