We are an international charity fighting disease, poverty and prejudice. We work on the ground in Bangladesh, India and Mozambique with people affected by neglected diseases such as leprosy and lymphatic filariasis (LF).

Last year, we reached more than 256,400 people directly through diagnosis, treatment and care. We reached a further 1.6 million people through health education and events to raise awareness of diseases.

Sumon's Story

Sumon is eight years old and living in Bangladesh, one of the world’s poorest and most densely populated countries.Educating the community about early signs of leprosy

Sumon is an ordinary boy in every respect. He is popular with his friends and enjoys playing games without prejudice. Underneath his clothes however, lies a patch on his chest. Sumon was diagnosed with leprosy.

However, thanks to our staff close to his remote village Sumon started treatment quickly, and is now cured.

“I felt a little frightened at the beginning but not now as I’m already cured. The patch was whiter before but now it’s fading so I’m happy.”

Sumon’s story indicates that children are still being diagnosed, proving that leprosy is still being transmitted.

You can read more about his story here.


By our 100th year, we aim to take crucial steps to make sure no child, woman or man will have their life needlessly ruined by leprosy.

We can’t do this without your support. By donating as little as £5 per month could train 12 village doctors each year, to recognise the symptoms of leprosy.


You can find out more about how we plan to #BeatLeprosy here.