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The Blue Peter Public Health and Research Centre (BPHRC)

The Blue Peter Public Health and Research Centre (BPHRC) was established following a highly successful 1996 campaign of the children’s TV programme Blue Peter which raised over £2.8 million!

The Lepra Society's research centre, combines scientific expertise and state of the art research facilities and works closely with communities affected directly by diseases such as leprosy, tuberculosis (TB), lymphatic filariasis (LF) and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This helps us to improve quality of care, and develop new treatments and techniques for managing NTD related disabilities.

We also research the impact of diseases on the economic and social wellbeing of those affected. This helps us to identify the wider needs of people and communities affected by disease and to design projects in more appropriate and effective ways.