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Marking Lepra’s Inception - Radio Podcast

17 July 2023

On 12 July 1923, Sir Leonard Rogers, Reverend Frank Oldrieve and Sir Frank Carter began their journey on the creation of BELRA, which is now known as Lepra.

From their experience in India, the men saw a need for an organisation dedicated to eradicating leprosy and studying the disease. 

In the lead up to the centenary of our formal inauguration in 2024, Jimmy Innes - Lepra's Chief Executive, and historical researcher Irene Allen took part in a series of radio interviews to discuss the organisation's history, and the future of neglected tropical diseases such as leprosy.

You can hear the in-depth podcast below:


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