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


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.


Author: Emily Street

Fighting prejudice

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


Author: Emily Street

Health education

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


Author: Mary Harmon


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


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


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.

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.


Author: Kate Ixer

Host a life-changing tea

Host a life-changing tea and help change the lives of all affected by leprosy.


Author: Emily Street

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


Author: Kate Ixer


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  • Edinburgh to St Andrews Cycle Ride 2019 - Postponed

    The Lepra Edinburgh to St Andrews Cycle Ride has hit a flat….!  But don’t worry, we have an extra tube or two, a hand pump and a CO2 canister and plan to be back on track in June 2020.  Keep an eye out for our exciting new developments and entry arrangements here. Read more

  • Prudential RideLondon 100

    With a route made famous by the London 2012 Olympics, RideLondon - Surrey100 takes you 100 miles through central London and Surrey’s beautiful countryside - with a spectacular finish on The Mall. Cycle as part of Team Lepra and help beat leprosy! Read more

  • The Lepra Museum Open Day 2019

    In honour of Heritage Open Days, Lepra has been invited to take part and our Lepra Museum will be open to the public for the day. Read more