Today over 600 people will be diagnosed with leprosy
More than 50 will be children.

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Why we're needed

  • Leprosy

    Leprosy is an infectious disease of the skin and nerves. Although completely curable, the stigma surrounding leprosy means people are shunned by society and so often hide away from treatment. Read more

  • Lymphatic filariasis

    Lymphatic filariasis is a parasitic disease transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. There are around 1.23 billion people worldwide are threatened by lymphatic filariasis. Read more

  • Visceral leishmaniasis

    Also known as kala-azar or black fever, visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a parasitic disease contracted via sand fly. If not treated the disease can be fatal. Read more

  • Diseases affecting children

    Are you aware of the neglected tropical diseases that affect half a billion children worldwide? Read more

Take part and challenge yourself

  • Literary Tea with Victoria Hislop

    Enjoy a Prosecco afternoon tea and meet best selling author and Lepra Ambassador, Victoria Hislop Read more

  • Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

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

  • Prudential RideLondon 100

    Cycle for charity in the RideLondon - Surrey100 on 29th July 2018. The ride takes you 100 miles from London into Surrey’s beautiful countryside. Read more

Latest news

  • 60 seconds with Jamie Chadwick

    Jamie Chadwick – the youngest winner of the British GT Championship talks all things racing and why she's chosen to feature our logo on her racing car this season. Read more

  • World Mosquito Day

    This Sunday 20th August marks World Mosquito Day. We thought it would be fitting to talk about how mosquito bites cause lymphatic filariasis (LF) and what you can do to help prevent this life-changing disease. Read more

  • Reaching the unreached: Year one achievements

    Our reaching the unreached has been running for just over a year. Find out about the impact we've made so far. Read more