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.
When Jayashree was diagnosed with leprosy, she lost hope for her future. Now she is taking action to change the lives of other people affected by this disease.Read Jayashree's' story