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 some kind of prejudice because of the stigma surrounding diseases like 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, stigma and poor health.

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Author: Mary Harmon

301,000

In 2017-18 we diagnosed, treated and provided care to 301,000 people in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique.

1.7m

We reached 1.7 million people through our health education messages, helping to dispel the stigma surrounding leprosy.

30,000

We provided 30,000 pairs of protective sandals in 2017-18 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.

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

Events

  • Voices for Change: an evening of contemporary choral music

    Join us for an exclusive World Leprosy Day performance of “Treasures of Byzantium” held in the stunning surroundings of St Stephen Walbrook, London - an iconic venue just 1 minute's walk from where Lepra was founded! Read more

  • ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon

    With a reputation as the flattest, fastest and friendliest marathon the ASICS greater Manchester Marathon is perfect for first time marathon runners and those looking to get a personal best. Read more

  • Paris Marathon

    The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is now one of the biggest marathons in the world and perfectly combines a personal challenge with the chance to discover one of the world's greatest cities. Read more