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About us


Our strategy

Lepra is committed to meeting the needs of people affected by leprosy and ensuring that they are represented at local and government level.

We will support people affected by leprosy through prevention, diagnosis, disability aids and mental health support. We will also continue our strong partnerships with regional and national governments to ensure that those affected have access to reconstructive surgery, multi-drug therapy, eye care and physiotherapy. 

Lepra will also continue to offer assistance to those affected by lymphatic filariasis through diagnosis, self-care groups and health education programmes. Lepra supports, enables and facilitates those affected by lymphatic filariasis and leprosy. 

In India, Bangladesh, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, Lepra works closely with the government, especially at the ‘local’ level, to share knowledge and build the capacity of health authorities, health services and health professionals in the identification, diagnosis, treatment and care of people affected by leprosy and LF.

Our Vision: 

A world free from prejudice and disability due to leprosy.

Our Mission: 

Led by evidence, we work with people affected by leprosy, particularly the neglected, reducing transmission and promoting wellbeing.

Overall Objective: 

Informed by evidence and expertise, we will shape our work to reduce transmission and the physical, psychological, social and economic impact of leprosy. 

Strategic Objective 1:

Prevention, Treatment and Follow-up.

By 2023, wherever we work, increase by 100% the detection, treatment and follow-up of people affected by leprosy, particularly among the most neglected groups.

Strategic Objective 2:

People affected by leprosy and their Physical, Psychological, Social and Economic (PPSE) needs.
By 2023, we will exceed an 80% satisfaction rate among people affected by leprosy and ensure that 80% of their leprosy related PPSE needs are addressed by Lepra or others. 

Strategic Objective 3:

Rights of people affected by leprosy and policy level engagement.
By 2023, the rights of people affected by leprosy will be attained and we will engage at all levels to help bring this about.