International Leprosy Association (ILA)

Association internationale contre la lèpre
Asociación Internacional de la Lepra

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1931-01 Manila Philippines


Founded following 3 congresses in 1897, 1909, 1923, organized by International Committee of Leprologists. Constitution and By-Laws revised: 1932; 1935; 1948; 1953; 1963; 1978; 1988; 2002.


Encourage collaboration between persons of all nationalities concerned in leprosy work; facilitate dissemination of knowledge of leprosy and its control; help in any other practicable manner the anti-leprosy campaign throughout the world; cooperate with any other institution or organization concerned with leprosy.


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Officers: President; Immediate Past President; Secretary; Treasurer; Vice-Presidents (4), one each from Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe; Council, consisting of Officers and elected Members selected on the basis of geographic representation. Officers and Council members are elected for 3 years at present.


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being



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