Throughout our history we have recognised the importance of footwear and have worked at the forefront of its development. Today we invite you to look back at some of the shoes which were being made in Lepra’s past, and how experimenting with different styles and materials helped in the advancement of footwear.
In the UK, we are in the midst of a so called ‘culture war’, where sensitivity around language is a common, yet incendiary subject for many. For those affected by leprosy however, this is not about jumping on the ‘political correctness’ bandwagon. The prejudice and misconceptions surrounding leprosy in endemic countries has a very real and very damaging consequence.
On World Humanitarian Day 2021, Dr Aparna Srikantam, Head of Research at Lepra’s Blue Peter Public Health and Research Centre (BPHRC) shared details of Lepra’s humanitarian response to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on people affected by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis via the NTD NGO Network (NNN).
Khola Mon is a mental health project based across seven districts of Bangladesh. With funds from Baillie Gifford, the project aims to scale up the Mental Motivator project implemented by Lepra Bangladesh in 2019.
'Deepening international friendships', the theme of this year’s International Day of Friendship, is at the heart of what we do here at Lepra. Since 1924 we have been forging friendships between people affected by leprosy, and our sponsors and donors around the globe.