Many health services have closed during the COVID-19 outbreak and we need to fill the gap and are stepping in wherever we can. Lepra continues to work in the UK, India and Bangladesh. Prejudice and discrimination against those affected by leprosy are expected to rise as some people turn inwards. Now more than ever people affected by leprosy need our help. We continue to work, please help us to help them.
How we help
We work directly with communities in Bangladesh, India and Mozambique to find, treat and rehabilitate people affected by leprosy.
Many of the children, women and men we work with have experienced the prejudice surrounding leprosy and lymphatic filariasis.
We provide health education to remote communities in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique to prevent disease, prejudice and poor health.
In 2018-19 we reached 283,000 people through diagnosis, treatment and care in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique.
We reached 1.46 million people through health education and events to raise awareness of leprosy and other neglected diseases.
We provided 36,785 pairs of protective sandals in 2018-19 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.
We visit schools and youth groups across the UK to help young people develop their global knowledge and inspire them to make a positive difference in the world.
Your footwear can change lives! Donate to Lepra and spend the day wearing your most colourful socks and sandals.
Corporate support is vital in helping us continue our work in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique. Our corporate partners include Pavers and Haddenham Healthcare