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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

  • 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

  • Going beyond treatment

    Although leprosy is curable, it is difficult to say that a person affected by leprosy is cured, if disabilities have already taken hold before treatment began. Read about how we go beyond treatment. Read more

  • Achieving zero disability in children

    The global health think tank, Polygeia, write about the importance of zero disability in children affected by leprosy. Read more

  • A step in the right direction

    Up until May this year, there were 30 laws in India that discriminated against people affected by leprosy. Read more