Our expertise in leprosy and lymphatic filariasis means we are well placed to support prevention and diagnosis of other neglected diseases.

Having an integrated approach to tackling diseases means we can be more effective and improve our value for money.


Malaria is preventable and curable but still kills more than 600,000 people every year, many of them children.

Worldwide, 3.4 billion people are at risk of catching this mosquito-borne disease. Living close to areas of water or forest increases the risk and that is where many of the poorest people live.

Our project in Adilabad district in India covers eight tribal areas. We provide mobile health services, health education, bed nets and chemical spraying to nearly two million people. Families learn about how to prevent malaria and also recognise the symptoms so that they can seek help.


The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is still a major public health issue and kills more people than any other disease in the world.

In 2013, 1.5 million people worldwide died from HIV-related causes and 2.1 million people became newly infected in the same year.

The most advanced stage of HIV is Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which can take from two to 15 years to develop.

Approximately one million people worldwide have both HIV and TB infections. We work in partnership with others to spread awareness of how to prevent these diseases.

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