Cure Partners FAQs
How much does it cost to cure leprosy?
£0 – The treatment itself costs nothing because the drugs are donated by the pharmaceutical company Novartis free of charge
*£6 – The minimum cost of getting the medicines to the patient
*£24 – Cost of transporting medicines plus the necessary care provided at a clinic or outpatients’ department
*£140 – Covers the cost of transporting medicines, care at a clinic or outpatients’ department plus reconstructive surgery to enable greater movement in a leprosy patient’s limbs.
*£350 – Covers all of the above in addition to hospital stays, physiotherapy and counselling.
*The above costs are based on averages for The Leprosy Mission’s global family. It is impossible to provide precise costings as The Leprosy Mission works in 26 countries, each with unique geographic and economic circumstances. For instance, the cost of transporting drugs to a patient in rural Niger differs greatly to supplying treatment to a large urban hospital in India. The figures, therefore, should be treated as an estimate.
Where is my donation most needed?
There are around a quarter of a million new cases of leprosy diagnosed and treated each year. More than three million people worldwide, however, are living with irreversible disabilities as a result of the late treatment of leprosy.
The Leprosy Mission England and Wales focuses its work on 11 countries across Asia and Africa. The country in greatest need of your donation continually changes depending on the economic situation in each of the countries where we work and unforeseen circumstances such as conflict, famine, flooding and earthquakes.
Each leprosy patient has specific needs requiring an individualised approach. You can be sure that wherever your Cure Partners monthly donation is spent, it will rid a person of leprosy and change their life forever.
Can I have feedback on the individual child or adult I have cured through the work of The Leprosy Mission?
While every £24 received through Cure Partners will cure someone from leprosy, we simply do not have the systems in place to feed back on the circumstances of individual patients treated. Not only would it prove costly to carry out such an exercise but there are issues of protection as stigma surrounding leprosy sees many people treated not wanting to be identified. If you would like to make sure your money is used for a specific project or need, you can give a Gift for Life.