Today 600 people will be diagnosed with leprosy, more than 50 of these will be children.

Leprosy is completely curable, if treated early. Yet, tragically many people diagnosed today will already have terrible disabilities due to late diagnosis. Over 3 million more people are living in the shadows, with undiagnosed leprosy, and every day the disease causes more damage to their bodies, lives and futures. Find out more


Author: Nicky Dawson

How we help

We work directly with communities in Bangladesh, India and Mozambique to find, treat and rehabilitate people affected by leprosy. 

Treating leprosy

We work to ensure all people living with leprosy receive the treatment they need to overcome this devastating disease


Author: Emily Street

Fighting prejudice

Many of the children, women and men we work with have experienced some kind of prejudice because of the stigma surrounding diseases like leprosy and lymphatic filariasis.


Author: Emily Street

Health education

We provide health education to remote communities in India and Bangladesh to prevent disease, stigma and poor health.


Author: Mary Harmon


In 2016-17 we diagnosed, treated and provided care to 252,000 people in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique.


We reached 1.3 million people through our health education messages, helping to dispel the stigma surrounding leprosy.


We provided 37,500 pairs of protective sandals in 2016-17 to help prevent further disabilities

How you can help

There are so many ways you can help people affected by leprosy, and join the fight to beat this disease.

Host a life-changing tea

Host a life-changing tea on 8th March for International Women's Day and help change the lives of women affected by leprosy.


Author: Emily Street

Corporate support

Corporate support is vital in helping us continue our work in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique. Our corporate partners include Pavers and Asian Wealth Magazine.


Author: Kate Ixer



  • Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

    Take on the iconic London Marathon with Team Lepra! Read more

  • Edinburgh to St Andrews Cycle Ride 2018

    Join us on 16th June 2018 for a day of cycling around the spectacular Scottish landscape whilst helping to raise money for people affected by leprosy. Read more

  • Prudential RideLondon 100

    Cycle for charity in the RideLondon - Surrey100 on 29th July 2018. The ride takes you 100 miles from London into Surrey’s beautiful countryside. Read more