Despite many misconceptions, leprosy is entirely curable. Lepra is committed to spreading this message and ensuring that those in need of help have access to free multidrug therapy (MDT) and support services where necessary.
In many countries, people with leprosy are often overlooked and neglected. There is limited understanding in a lot of countries about the disease, even in India which carries 60% of all cases of leprosy in the entire world.
Lepra strives to alter misconceptions of the disease and educate people. We strive to:
Early detection and therefore treatment is essential in leprosy management. Serious, life altering disabilities often associated with leprosy can be lessened, or entirely avoided, with early detection and immediate treatment.
At 17 years old, Mr Gauda noticed anesthetic patches on his skin but due to a lack of access to effective healthcare, over time his condition worsened, causing disabilities to develop in his hands and feet.Read Mr Kusa Gauda's' story