The Nippon Foundation (TNF), Sasakawa Health Foundation (SHF), and WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination (GWA) have been working toward a leprosy-free world for over 50 years. Along the way, they have produced many records of their activities and resources for the public. This page introduces content that is available free of charge online.


A New Atlas of Leprosy Revised and Updated (English)

A Handbook for Parliamentarians: Eliminating Discrimination Against Persons Affected By Leprosy and Their Families (2017)

Working for a World without Leprosy (2020)

Leprosy Today stories

The website Leprosy Today was created by TNF as a way of sharing information about leprosy in English. Most of the material was generated over a 10-year period from 2010-2019. The photographs, interviews, essays, and videos offer a snapshot of a decade in the long journey toward a leprosy-free world.


Our Lives: Leprosy in India

Turning a Lens on Leprosy


At events held in 2015 and 2016, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination Yohei Sasakawa interviewed persons affected by leprosy who are leaders of reintegration and anti-discrimination efforts in their countries. Their stories are shared through written autobiographical profiles and video recordings of the interviews.


Five contributions written between 2010 and 2019 show the range and depth of issues associated with leprosy.


Documentary videos averaging 30 minutes each produced between 2014 and 2016. Featured countries include Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Nepal, Indonesia, and Japan.