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

  • Lake District 5 Peaks Challenge

    This challenge runs over just one day, but with five peaks to tackle it’s certainly no walk in the park! 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

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