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Leprosy still exists

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Lepra News Summer 2021

Special Issue: COVID-19 Emergency Vaccination Appeal 

Our Summer 2021 edition of Lepra News is out! Read now!

In this issue we look at the vaccine inequity issues facing India and Bangladesh, and Lepra's work delivering vital COVID-19 vaccinations to people affected by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis (LF), who are already at the bottom of the global health system. They are subject to social isolation, discrimination and rejection at every turn, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated this around the world. 

Just £19 allows us to provide someone with leprosy or LF both doses of the vaccine in a safe and dignified location.

Your donation today will make a difference. 

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Current appeals

Lepra News Summer 2021

Special Issue: COVID-19 Emergency Vaccination Appeal 

Our Summer 2021 edition of Lepra News is out! Read now!

In this issue we look at the vaccine inequity issues facing India and Bangladesh, and Lepra's work delivering vital COVID-19 vaccinations to people affected by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis (LF), who are already at the bottom of the global health system. They are subject to social isolation, discrimination and rejection at every turn, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated this around the world. 

Just £19 allows us to provide someone with leprosy or LF both doses of the vaccine in a safe and dignified location.

Your donation today will make a difference. 

Lend your support

Today, 600 people will be diagnosed with leprosy; 50 of those will be children. 

Over 3 million people across the globe are living with the undiagnosed leprosy. Leprosy is not a disease of the past, it still exists and it is still destroying lives. 

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Your support changes lives.

  • We reached 995,659 people through health education and events to raise awareness of leprosy and other neglected diseases.
  • In 2019-20 we reached 260,893 people through diagnosis, treatment and care in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique.
  • We provided 35,616 pairs of protective sandals in 2019-20 to help prevent further disabilities
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  • We provided 35,616 pairs of protective sandals in 2018-19 to help prevent further disabilities
  • In 2019-20 we reached 260,893 people through diagnosis, treatment and care in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique.
  • We reached 995,659 people through health education and events to raise awareness of leprosy and other neglected diseases.
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Aadil was just three years old when he was diagnosed with leprosy

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