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.
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.