Across all of our work it costs us £20 to reach someone directly with an intervention to change their life.
Help us to continue changing lives

Why we're needed

  • Leprosy

    Leprosy is an infectious disease of the skin and nerves. It is completely curable, however the stigma surrounding leprosy means people are shunned by society and so often hide away. Read more

  • Lymphatic filariasis

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

  • Visceral leishmaniasis

    Also known as kala-azar or black fever, visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a parasitic disease contracted via sandfly. If not treated the disease can be fatal. Six countries have 90% of the world's detected VL cases, with India accounting for 50% of the global burden Read more

  • Diseases affecting children

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

Take part and challenge yourself

  • BMW Berlin Marathon 2016

    The BMW Berlin Marathon is one of the largest and most popular road races in the world with more than 40,000 participants. Its a flat course so if you're looking for a personal best then this is for you! Read more

  • Virgin Money London Marathon 2017

    Challenge yourself this year and sign up to run the Virgin London Marathon for Lepra! Read more

Latest news

  • Early detection of leprosy

    The global health think tank, Polygeia, write about the importance of early detection of leprosy. Read more

  • Learning more about our work in Bangladesh

    Lepra Director of Development Isabel Cross, describes her recent time in Bangladesh where she visited some of our projects. Read more

  • Father's Day

    Devendra's journey with lymphatic filariasis has been a long one, but he's been lucky to have the help and support from his son Rahul. Read more