In 2015 210,758 people were diagnosed with leprosy.
Help us continue our fight to #BeatLeprosy

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

    Lymphatic filariasis is a parasitic disease transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. There are 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

  • Edinburgh to St Andrews Cycle Ride

    The popular cycle ride from Edinburgh to St Andrews took place on Saturday 11th June 2016. Sign up to get all the latest information about next year's event. Read more

  • Virgin Money London Marathon 2017

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

  • RideLondon-Surrey 100

    Cycle for charity in the RideLondon - Surrey100 on 30th July 2017. The ride takes through 100 miles from London into Surrey’s beautiful countryside. Read more

Latest news

  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Today marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. A chance for people around the world to come together and fight poverty. Read more

  • World Mental Health Day

    Today is World Mental Health Day, which highlights mental health issues around the world. Although leprosy and lymphatic filariasis do not physically affect the mind, the experience of being affected by these diseases can have a detrimental impact on mental health. Read more

  • Our take on India’s latest lymphatic filariasis elimination figures

    Last week the WHO released a report looking at different country's progress towards the global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis. Read more