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Lepra News Winter 2019

18 January 2019

The new year brings a new issue of Lepra News featuring our 95th anniversary and our new campaign 'Your Present Their Present' launching on 31st January. Read our plans for World Leprosy Day, fantastic tales of fundraising and how your support has helped Rokdiya return to school and more!

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In this issue

Overcoming the odds

Rajni Kant Singh, the Lepra Projects Co-ordinator for Bihar relives his experience of having hydrocele along with the surgery that helped him to recover. Thanks to your support he has helped us to reach even more men affected by the same symptoms.

World Leprosy Day 2019

With World Leprosy Day on the 27th January we are asking governments and the public to pledge to not use leprosy out of context, or use the word 'leper'. We are also launching the Leprosy Matters podcast and our 95 Voices video series to coincide with both World Leprosy Day and our 95th anniversary.

Better together

Read about our recent collaborations with Cantata Dramatica, Pavers Shoes, the Minerva Trust and more!

Fantastic fundraising

Our supporters have enabled us to help people affected by leprosy for the past 95 years and there seems to be no end in sight for that support! Here are some of our highlights from the end of 2018 including Maggie Mae and friends' bake sale, a feast fit for a king and the recent opening of our Leprosy Museum.

Rokdiya's journey

Discover Rokdiya's journey of recovery to return to school after being diagnosed with leprosy, and how she wants to be a doctor to help other people affected by the disease.

Your Present Their Future

Discover how donating a special occasion can provide a future for someone affected by leprosy.

We will beat leprosy together!

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