Every 2 minutes a person somewhere in the world is diagnosed with leprosy.
Take a look at the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) data on our map.
- Every 2 minutes a person somewhere in the world is diagnosed with leprosy
- Most cases of leprosy are found across Asia, Africa, and South America
- Around two-thirds of new leprosy cases each year are found in India
If a country has only a handful of cases, these cases are likely to be people who have come to the country from a country with a high number of cases.
On average, there are three to four cases of leprosy reported each year in New Zealand.