Lepra is committed to meeting the needs of people affected by leprosy and ensuring that they are represented at local and government level.
We will support people affected by leprosy through prevention, diagnosis, disability aids and mental health support. We will also continue our strong partnerships with regional and national governments to ensure that those affected have access to reconstructive surgery, multidrug therapy, eye care and physiotherapy.
Lepra will also continue to offer assistance to those affected by lymphatic filariasis through diagnosis, self-care groups and health education programmes. Lepra supports, enables and facilitates those affected by lymphatic filariasis and leprosy.
In India and Bangladesh, Lepra works closely with the government, especially at the ‘local’ level, to share knowledge and build the capacity of health authorities, health services and health professionals in the identification, diagnosis, treatment and care of people affected by leprosy and LF.
The Manjhis’ are a family of three generations who have been affected by leprosy.Read The Manjhis's' story