Today over 600 people will be diagnosed with leprosy - more than 50 will be children.
Together we can #BeatLeprosy

Why we're needed

  • Leprosy

    Leprosy is an infectious disease of the skin and nerves. It is completely curable, however 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 sandfly. If not treated the disease can be fatal. Six countries have 90% of the world's detected VL cases, with India accounting for 50% of the global burden 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

  • Edinburgh to St Andrews Cycle Ride

    Join us on 17th June 2017 for a day of cycling around the spectacular Scottish landscape whilst helping to raise money for people affected by leprosy. Sign up now! Read more

  • Prudential RideLondon 100

    Cycle for charity in the RideLondon - Surrey100 on 30th July 2017. The ride takes through 100 miles from London into Surrey’s beautiful countryside. Read more

  • 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! Prepare for an energising journey through the rugged and dramatic landscape of the Lake District, as you venture across 14 miles and tackle five of England’s most demanding peaks, including its highest – Scafell Pike. Read more

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