Leprosy statistics - latest data
Every year WHO receives official data on leprosy from up to 120 national programmes in Member States worldwide. However, this data generally only becomes available in July of each year, and reflects the situation during and at the end of the preceding year.
As the latest individual country data becomes available it is published by WHO in the Weekly Epidemiological Record and a link to this publication posted on this page. Rates of prevalence and new case detection are for 1 case per 10,000 and per 100,000 population, respectively.