Diagnosing leprosy

If leprosy is detected early, then it's easy to treat and permanent disability can be prevented. Dr Pati, State Coordinator in Odisha explains how to diagnose leprosy. Read more

Treating leprosy

We work to ensure all people living with leprosy receive the treatment they need to overcome this devastating disease. Read more

Fighting prejudice

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

Health worker training

We train government and community health workers to recognise the symptoms of leprosy - promoting earlier diagnosis and treatment for people living with the disease. Read more

Improving livelihoods

We help people affected by neglected diseases and disability improve their livelihood options and increase their income. Read more

Health education

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

Changing lives with technology

We're finding ways to ensure our data collection in the field is as accurate and up-to-date as possible. By using new mobile app technology KoBoToolbox, we can gather live information about the men, women and children that we are helping. Read more

Protective footwear

We provide protective footwear and shoes to people disabled by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis. Read more

Referral centres

Our referral centres provide vital health services to people disabled by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis. Read more

Community disability care

Many people struggle to cope with the disabling consequences diseases can cause, but there are simple solutions to ensure that people can care for their disabilities to get them back to work. Read more


Medical and social research into neglected diseases and their impact forms a significant part of our work. Read more