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Leprosy still exists

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Growing Stronger: Lepra News Autumn 2022

Read Growing Stronger: Lepra News Autumn 2022.
In this edition:

  • An overview of Lepra's achievements throughout COVID-19
  • The New Faces of Leprosy exhibition is back! 
  • Lepra In Bloom
  • Lepra's Impact and Programmes Overview
  • The History of Leprosy Review

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Current appeals

Growing Stronger: Lepra News Autumn 2022

Read Growing Stronger: Lepra News Autumn 2022.
In this edition:

  • An overview of Lepra's achievements throughout COVID-19
  • The New Faces of Leprosy exhibition is back! 
  • Lepra In Bloom
  • Lepra's Impact and Programmes Overview
  • The History of Leprosy Review

Download your copy today!

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

Over 3 million people across the globe are living with 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 226,730 people through health education and events to raise awareness of leprosy and other neglected diseases.
  • In 2020-2021, we reached 291,890 people through diagnosis, treatment and care.
  • We provided 25,308 pairs of protective footwear in 2020-21 to help prevent further disabilities.
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  • We reached 226,730 people through health education and events to raise awareness of leprosy and other neglected diseases.
  • In 2020-2021, we reached 291,890 people through diagnosis, treatment a.nd care
  • We provided 25,308 pairs of protective footwear in 2020-21 to help prevent further disabilities.
Real life stories

How we help

Dasu Bhotra has worked as a Lepra Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) for the past 13 years in her home village of Chhatahandi, located in the remote region of Nabarangpur, state of Odisha. ASHAs are voluntary health workers in India who are trained by Lepra to recognise and refer people with symptoms of leprosy and lymphatic filariasis (LF) to medical professionals for diagnosis. We talked to Dasu about her role as an ASHA and discovered how her work has helped her reach out to the local community as well as build a women’s support network.

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