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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 2020...

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Purulia Hospital in India treated 58,554 patients thanks to its new outpatients' department

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787 children and young people affected by leprosy and other disabilities benefited from mental health support groups in Nigeria

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977 people affected by leprosy in Myanmar earned a more sustainable income thanks to coaching, skills training and loans

Latest stories

Dancing on Ice star talks about faith and helping others with disabilities live their dreams

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GB Paralympian and Dancing on Ice 2022 competitor Stef Reid is campaigning for opportunities for people with disabilities living in some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities.

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Pioneering leprosy research could save the limbs of diabetes patients

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A wound healing treatment pioneered at a mountaintop leprosy hospital in Nepal could spare diabetes patients from having to undergo foot amputations.

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A Brighter Future for people affected by leprosy

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Nisha Thomas, Programmes & Advocacy Officer for India, reflects on a recent trip to visit Leprosy Mission projects there.

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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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Leprosy Sunday Resources

Get your free resources to plan a Leprosy Sunday event that will help pioneer new treatments for leprosy.

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