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What we do


Leprosy

More than 600 people are diagnosed and start treatment each day; over 50 of these are children.

Due to fear and lack of knowledge, there are over 3 million people across the world living with undiagnosed leprosy and every day the disease causes more damage to their health, livelihood and future.

Through raising awareness, prevention, treatment and follow-up, we support people so that they can have normal lives. We are also actively involved in the strengthening of health systems and assist local governments in their leprosy management programmes.

Find out more and discover how we help using the links below.

Real life stories

How we help

Five years ago Papakanti noticed numb patches and discoloration on her face. After travelling and spending money trying to find answers she eventually found a doctor that diagnosed her with leprosy and was sent to one of Lepra's referral centres. Read more to find out about Papakanti's fight against leprosy and her recovery to health and happiness.

Read Papakanti's' story

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Your support is vital in helping us continue our work to help the children, women and men affected by neglected diseases like leprosy and lymphatic filariasis.

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