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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

Cutting the UK Aid commitment is ‘unjust’ at a time when it is ‘never needed more’

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The Government's announcement on plans to slash the UK Aid budget is ‘unjust’ at a time when it is ‘never needed more’.

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Funding from the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office enables a lifesaving COVID-19 facility to open in Nepal

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A Covid-19 isolation ward has opened at The Leprosy Mission's Anandaban Hospital thanks to a grant from the British government.

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How your gifts have helped get a village back on its feet

Mozambique Antonio

During our Feet First campaign, we introduced you to Antonio, from Cabo Delgado province, northern Mozambique. After contracting leprosy when he was just a child, he lost all feeling in his hands and feet.

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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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