In April, we launched an Emergency Appeal for the COVID-19 pandemic so that we could continue our life-changing work and make a difference in the testing and understanding of the disease, along with leprosy.
The World Health Organisation is in the process of implementing a new strategy of leprosy care and management. However, as an evidence-led organisation, Lepra disputes this for several key reasons. Click here to read about it.
A historic signing took place this week, with Lepra signing the Memorandum of Understanding with the Rotary clubs of Delhi South and New Delhi. Read more to find out what this will mean going forward in our fight to beat leprosy.
Lepra Ambassador, Stuart Paver recently returned to India to see our Shoe Van project in action. Stuart was the driving force behind and funded the first van in Bihar through his company, Pavers Shoes. The project provides, safe, custom footwear to people with disabilities caused by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis through mobile vans.
Mental health issues affect 53% of people affected by leprosy or lymphatic filariasis. Our new Mental Motivators programme is helping people in Bangladesh to cope with these issues and get the help and support they need.