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.
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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 some kind of prejudice because of the stigma surrounding diseases like leprosy and lymphatic filariasis.
We provide health education to remote communities in India and Bangladesh to prevent disease, stigma and poor health.
In 2016-17 we diagnosed, treated and provided care to 252,000 people in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique.
We reached 1.3 million people through our health education messages, helping to dispel the stigma surrounding leprosy.
We provided 37,500 pairs of protective sandals in 2016-17 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