Last year almost 216,000 people were diagnosed with leprosy.
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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

  • Bangladesh and India, learning together

    Lepra Programmes Officer Hannah Ireland, discusses the 'South-South Cooperation' concept and how our teams in India and Bangladesh are sharing knowledge to help people with lymphatic filariasis. Read more

  • Indian NGO awards

    Congratulations to Lepra in India who were one of the four finalists in the large organisations category of the Indian NGO (non-governmental organisation) awards for 2014/2015. Read more

  • The Human Rights Council

    At the 29th session in June, the Council requested its advisory committee to review implementation of principles and guidelines for the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members. Read more