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

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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.

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Author: Emily Street

Fighting prejudice

Many of the children, women and men we work with have experienced the prejudice surrounding leprosy and lymphatic filariasis.

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Author: Emily Street

Health education

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

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Author: Mary Harmon

301,000

In 2017-18 we diagnosed, treated and provided care to 301,000 people in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique.

1.7m

We reached 1.7 million people through our health education messages, helping to dispel the prejudice surrounding leprosy.

30,000

We provided 30,000 pairs of protective sandals in 2017-18 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.

Socks and sandals

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

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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

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Author: Kate Ixer

News

  • Siebren's internship

    Read about Siebren de Vries' experiences as a Lepra intern! Read more

  • Help Beat Leprosy By Giving with Gifts

    We are proud to have been selected as one of online retailer Giving with Gifts chosen charity partners. Read more

  • Stuart Paver Returns to Shoe Van Project

    Lepra Ambassador, Stuart Paver recently returned to India to see our Shoe Van project in action. Stuart was the driving force behind and funded the first van in Bihar through his company, Pavers Shoes. The project provides, safe, custom footwear to people with disabilities caused by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis through mobile vans. Read more

Events

  • 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

  • Royal Parks Half Marathon

    The stunning 13.1 mile route takes in the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. Read more

  • Manchester Half Marathon

    The Manchester Half Marathon is ideal for both those new to half marathons and experienced runners. So join Team Lepra today and run to help us beat leprosy. Read more