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Leprosy still exists

Help us overcome this disease.

Current appeals

COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

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.

Lend your support
Current appeals

COVID-19 Emergency Appeal

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.

Lend your support

What we do

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

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

How we help individuals

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Your support changes lives.

  • We reached 1.46 million people through health education and events to raise awareness of leprosy and other neglected diseases.
  • In 2018-19 we reached 283,000 people through diagnosis, treatment and care in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique.
  • We provided 36,785 pairs of protective sandals in 2018-19 to help prevent further disabilities
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  • We reached 1.46 million people through health education and events to raise awareness of leprosy and other neglected diseases.
  • In 2018-19 we reached 283,000 people through diagnosis, treatment and care in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique.
  • We provided 36,785 pairs of protective sandals in 2018-19 to help prevent further disabilities
Real life stories

How we help

Nagama is not affected by leprosy, but lives in a leprosy colony to support her family

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