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

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. Find out more

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Author: Nicky Dawson

How we help

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

Treating leprosy

We work to ensure all people living with leprosy receive the treatment they need to overcome this devastating disease.

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Author: Emily Street

Fighting prejudice

Many of the children, women and men we work with have experienced the prejudice surrounding leprosy and lymphatic filariasis.

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Author: Emily Street

Health education

We provide health education to remote communities in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique to prevent disease, prejudice and poor health.

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Author: Mary Harmon

283,000

In 2018-19 we reached 283,000 people through diagnosis, treatment and care in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique.

1,460,000

We reached 1.46 million people through health education and events to raise awareness of leprosy and other neglected diseases.

36,785

We provided 36,785 pairs of protective sandals in 2018-19 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.

Schools and young people

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.

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Author: Kate Ixer

Socks and sandals

Your footwear can change lives! Donate to Lepra and spend the day wearing your most colourful socks and sandals.

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Author: Rachel Skillen

Corporate support

Corporate support is vital in helping us continue our work in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique. Our corporate partners include Pavers and Haddenham Healthcare

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Author: Kate Ixer

News

  • Life in a post Brexit world - Hamish McRae speaks at Lepra event

    Click here to read more about Hamish McRae's speech at JM Finn's London offices, which focused on the future of Britain in a post Brexit world. Read more

  • Doubled Donations comes to an end!

    The 28th of October marked the end of our exciting doubled donations, £1 from you, we get two appeal and what a fantastic six weeks it has been. Read more to find out how much you helped us raise and where the money is going! Read more

  • Rotary International and Lepra strive to beat leprosy!

    A historic signing took place this week, with Lepra signing the Memorandum of Understanding with the Rotary clubs of Delhi South and New Delhi. Read more to find out what this will mean going forward in our fight to beat leprosy. Read more

Events

  • Dare to be Different - Colchester Operatic Event

    On the 22nd of February, Lepra and Colchester Operatic Society will host a wonderful show with a range of songs that celebrate standing out and being different. All proceeds will go to Lepra's work! Read more

  • Virgin Money London Marathon 2020

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

  • Edinburgh to St Andrews 2020

    The Edinburgh to St Andrews ride is back on track after a quick tire change and some saddle adjustment! On the 13th of June 2020, Lepra will be back in Edinburgh to hold this exciting 68 mile ride for anyone ready to commit to that New Years Resolution to get fit! Check out below how YOU can get a ticket and get back in the saddle! Read more