We are a UK-based international charity working to beat leprosy. This disease affects the most vulnerable people in the world, causing life-changing disabilities, but there is a cure.
More than 600 people are diagnosed and start treatment each day, over 50 of these are children.
But, due to fear and lack of knowledge, there are over 3 million people across the world living with undiagnosed leprosy and every day the disease causes more damage to their health, livelihood and future.
We work directly with communities in Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, India and Mozambique to find, diagnose and rehabilitate people affected by leprosy. Through raising awareness, pushing for early detection and reducing prejudice we support people so they can transform their lives.
Last year, we reached more than 283,000 people directly through diagnosis, treatment and care.
We reached a further 1.46 million people through health education and events to raise awareness of diseases and reduce prejudice.
We are working towards a day when leprosy no longer destroys lives; with your support we can achieve this sooner.
Together we can #BeatLeprosy
As a non-governmental, charitable and secular organisation, Lepra adheres to the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence of action.
Watch the video below to find out more about the people we help.
We are driven by our vision, values and strategy to help the children, women and men affected by leprosy and other neglected diseases.
Last year almost 214,000 people were diagnosed with leprosy.
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Your support and generosity enables us to improve the lives of those children, women and men overseas who are affected by disease, poverty and prejudice. This is our promise to you...
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became Patron of the British Empire Leprosy Relief Association (BELRA) in 1952 and The Duke of Gloucester is our Vice President.
Ambassadors of Lepra help to support and promote the work we do and the lives we help to change.
We have been fighting disease for 95 years. Read about our key achievements and our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen.