We are honoured to work alongside many Rotary Clubs in the UK and India, raising awareness and vital funds.
We can give a presentation to your club about leprosy, the work of Lepra and how to can get involved in supporting our work.
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Lepra is honoured to work alongside many Rotary clubs in the UK, in India, and in Bangladesh, raising awareness and vital funds. Lepra’s Fundraising Partnerships Manager, Abi Wells, attended the May 2022 Volunteer Expo in person this year. The two-day event held at the NEC Birmingham was hosted by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland and highlights some of the wonderful impact that Rotary groups are having across a wide number of global projects. Abi was joined at the conference by Himanshu Jain of the Rotary Club of Stratford.
During the conference, we were able to share updates from our partnership with Rotarians across a large number of clubs and projects and took the opportunity to learn about other Rotary driven projects that are having an incredible impact on the lives of those they reach.
We attended the Rotary District 1130 Conference, 15-17 October 2021, where we showcased our work to beat leprosy, how we raise awareness, organise early detection and treatment, reduce prejudice and support people affected by the disease. We are proud of our partnership with Rotary and how our joint commitment to tackling leprosy transforms many lives.
Interested in finding out more? Watch our Rotary Club conference video.
Lepra will be exhibiting at the virtual Volunteer Expo 2021 on May 7 & 8, hosted by Rotary International. Why not turn your passion into action, and consider volunteering for a great cause? Lepra is always on the lookout for volunteers! The Volunter Expo is free to attend, sign up here and come and see us at the Lepra stand!
Last year, with the Rotary Club of Delhi South in the lead, and together with the Rotary Clubs of Delhi South End, New Delhi and Regency Next, an alliance was formed with Lepra with the objective of developing a robust programme to control leprosy in India; the leprosy capital of the world.
With disease control being a core mandate for Rotary International since the organisation’s beginning, the Rotary clubs in India are primed to create awareness and social mobilisation to a great scale, through the abundance of volunteers who will passionately pursue the cause. Combine this with Lepra’s 97 years of experience diagnosing, treating and supporting people with leprosy, and we have created a very strong formula for combatting this disease.
Our first quarterly newsletter has been produced, showcasing our partnership and the Leprosy Control Programme we are poised to embark upon. Please read a copy here, and share with other members of your club.
In 2020, thanks to the support from Rotary Stratford London and Rotary Jubilee Hills Hyderabad, Lepra was able to augment further COVID-19 testing capabilities at their Blue Peter Health and Research Centre (BPHRC) in Hyderabad.
BPHRC is now a leading COVID-19 testing facility in Telangana State, India. Our next task is to be a key player in the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, to ensure that those people affected by leprosy and LF are not forgotten.
Watch a video of our COVID-19 testing facilities at BPHRC here.