The International Leprosy Association, founded in 1931, is a Professional Society of physicians, scientists, and individuals and organizations in related areas, working to understand and relieve the problems associated with leprosy. From its inception, the primary goal of the ILA has been to provide up-to-date, medically and scientifically accurate information about this disease to all professionals who desire such knowledge.
The two major means of accomplishing this have been the publication of The International Journal of Leprosy and the organization of International Congresses on leprosy at approximately 5-year intervals. Unfortunately, due to rising costs, the Journal has become financially unviable and publication ceased after Volume 73 (2005).
The most recent of the Congresses, the 18th International Leprosy Congress, was held in Brussels, Belgium, Sept 16th - Sept 19th, 2013.
Click here for information about how to join the ILA or contribute to its work.
Click here for the ILA History of Leprosy Project.
Click here for a summary of basic facts and answers to frequenly asked questions about leprosy.
ILA OFFICERS AND COUNCELLORS
2016 - 2019
|President -||Roch Christian Johnson||Benimfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Secretary -||Paul Saunderson||UKemail@example.com|
|Treasurer -||Paul Saunderson||UKfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice-president for the Americas||- David Scollard||USA||DScollard@hrsa.gov|
|Vice-president for the Asia||- Zhang Guocheng||Chinaemail@example.com|
|Vice-president for the Africa||- Joseph Kawuma||Ugandafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Vice-president for the Europe||- Wim van Brakel||NL||W.v.Brakel@Leprastichting.NL|
|Vice-president for Communication||- Anwei Skinsnes Law||USAemail@example.com|
|1. Cairns Smith||UKfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2. Douglas Soutar||UKemail@example.com|
|3. Bernard Naafs||NLfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4. Diana Lockwood||UK||Diana.Lockwood@lshtm.ac.uk|
|1. Jose Ramirez Jr.||USAemail@example.com|
|2. Gerson Penna||Brazilfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|3. Marco Andrey C. Frade||Brazilemail@example.com|
|4. Judith Justice||USA||Judith.Justice@ucsf.edu|
|1. PK Gopal||Indiafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2. H. K. Kar||Indiaemail@example.com|
|3. Gemma Cabanos||Philippinesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|4. Atul Shah||Indiaemail@example.com|
|1. Mr Jackson Nyarko||Ghanafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|2. Joseph Nchiko||Nigeriaemail@example.com|
|3. Digafe Alembo||Ehtiopiafirstname.lastname@example.org|