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Why leprosy?

Every two minutes, someone is diagnosed with leprosy. That's more than 200,000 new cases a year. Although it is curable, millions of people worldwide are living with the effects of the disease, from physical disability to mental health problems, poverty and discrimination.


Our Mission

We are a global Christian organisation leading the fight against leprosy. Following Jesus Christ, we seek to bring about transformation; breaking the chains of leprosy and empowering people to attain healing, dignity and life in all its fullness.

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How we do it

Everything we do is focused on our goals of zero leprosy transmission, zero leprosy disability and zero leprosy discrimination. We work in four key areas to achieve this.

In 2019...

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1,490 people in India joined local groups advocating for the rights of people affected by leprosy.

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508 awareness-raising messages about leprosy were broadcast on the radio across four regions of Niger.

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3,840 physiotherapy sessions enabled patients to regain the use of their limbs after surgery at Anandaban Hospital in Nepal.

Latest stories

The people of Myanmar and Mozambique are on our hearts and in our prayers

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We invite you to join us in prayer for the people we serve and our dedicated colleagues in Myanmar and Mozambique.

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An unconditional love that keeps giving

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Since Valentine’s Day 2020 the world, as we know about it, has changed beyond recognition.

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National Director praises Pope Francis’ call to defend the world’s most marginalised

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The National Director of The Leprosy Mission England and Wales has praised Pope Francis for defending some of the world’s most marginalised people, after he called on world leaders to unite their efforts to combat leprosy and end the stigma surrounding the disease.

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How your money is spent

Find out how your money makes a difference to some of the world's most marginalised people.

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Get involved

There are so many ways for you to get involved in making lasting change in the lives of people affected by leprosy.

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