Neglected diseases devastate the poorest of the poor, causing debilitating illness and trapping people affected in an endless cycle of poverty. Help us break the cycle of poverty.

Why we're needed

  • Kulamani's life in a leprosy colony

    After villagers and relatives shunned Kulamani, he decided to leave his family and live in a leprosy colony. Read more

  • Diseases affecting children

    Are you aware of the neglected tropical diseases that affect half a billion children worldwide? Read more

  • Leprosy

    Leprosy is an infectious disease of the skin and nerves. It is a completely curable disease. Read more

  • Lymphatic filariasis

    Around 1.23 billion people worldwide are threatened by lymphatic filariasis. Read more

Take part and challenge yourself

  • RideLondon-Surrey 100

    Cycle for charity in the RideLondon - Surrey100 on 31st August 2016. The ride takes through 100 miles from London into Surrey’s beautiful countryside. Read more

  • Edinburgh to St Andrews Cycle Ride 2016

    The popular cycle ride from Edinburgh to St Andrews will be back in June 2016 (date to be confirmed). Read more

  • Supernova Run

    Great family events taking place in Bournemouth, Falkirk & London - join in at a venue near you! Everything looks a little different in the dark. With interestingly lit features and lovely sounds accompanying you around the route. Each runner will receive an LED head torch to wear during the race, Sign up now for a 5K with a twist. Read more

Latest news

  • Polygeia Global Health Conference

    Polygeia is a global health think tank founded in Cambridge. In November our Communications Officer Anne Kiely took part in their annual Global Health Conference. Read more

  • Science and innovation

    Today is UNESCO’s World Science Day for Peace and Development. We're celebrating the work of our Blue Peter Public Health and Research Centre in Hyderabad, India. Read more

  • A brief update on NTDs

    Progress made towards getting a global indicator for Neglected Tropical Diseases. Read more