Now, more than ever, people affected by leprosy need our help.

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. Donate


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 the prejudice surrounding leprosy and lymphatic filariasis.


Author: Emily Street

Health education

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


Author: Mary Harmon


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.

Schools and young people

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.


Author: Kate Ixer

Socks and sandals

Your footwear can change lives! Donate to Lepra and spend the day wearing your most colourful socks and sandals.


Author: Rachel Skillen

Corporate support

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


Author: Kate Ixer


  • COVID-19 Update

    In these unprecedented times, Lepra has made the tough decision to close our office in Colchester. Our dedicated team members continue to work from home, but we would encourage people to look at alternative methods of fundraising and donating for us. Read more

  • Milena's trip to Bihar

    Our new Manager of Programmes, Milena, recently visited our projects in India to see first hand the work our teams on the ground are doing to help people affected by leprosy. Read more to find out about her trip. Read more

  • International Women's Day

    This international women's day lets #EachForEqual. Join Lepra in our work to help women across the world fighting leprosy get the help they need. Read more


  • Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

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

  • The Yorkshire 3 Peaks

    Join Team Lepra this year! Get involved with the brilliant Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge. Join us and help raise funds. Read more

  • Prudential RideLondon 100

    With a route made famous by the London 2012 Olympics, RideLondon - Surrey100 takes you 100 miles through central London and Surrey’s beautiful countryside - with a spectacular finish on The Mall. Cycle as part of Team Lepra and help beat leprosy! Read more