Data

World Leprosy 
Situation

Number of persons treated with MDT since 1985

Over16million

Number of registered leprosy patients

Current Leprosy Situation

  • 210,671

    210,671 are newly
    diagnosed a year.

  • India 126,164 / Brazil 26,875 / Indonesia 15,910

    India, Brazil and Indonesia
    account for 80%
    of all new cases of leprosy.

  • 192,713

    192,713 patients are
    on treatment .

  • 5.7%

    VISIBLE DEFORMITY

    12,189 new cases detected with visible deformity (5.7% of the total new cases).

  • CHILDREN: 8.1%

    16,979 children
    newly detected.
    (8.8% of total reported
    patients)

  • MB: 61%

    61% of the patients are
    multibacillary (MB) cases
    of leprosy.
    39% are paucibacillary (PB).

  • FEMALE: 39%

    39% of the patients
    are female.

  • 55% and 100%

    Treatment completion rates
    from 75 countries varied
    between
    55% and 100% .

  • 3,192

    3,192 relapses reported from 51 countries.

Accelerating Towards a Leprosy-Free World

The WHO Global Leprosy Strategy 2016-2020 aims to achieve below by 2020.

  • VISION

    Zero children diagnosed with leprosy with visible deformities.

  • GOAL

    Less than 1 per million new patients with visible deformities.

  • TARGETS

    Zero discriminatory laws and legislations.