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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.

Alano and his wife

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.

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Laying important foundations for the future in Sri Lanka

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, your support for people affected by leprosy in Sri Lanka is vital to their wellbeing - and it's laying important foundations for the future.

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Fears for the welfare of ultra-poor leprosy-affected families hit by Cyclone Amphan

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The Leprosy Mission is concerned for the welfare of the families it works with in coastal areas of Eastern India and Bangladesh.

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Food rations, masks and medical aid reach hungry communities as world’s biggest lockdown is extended

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Emergency food rations and medicine have reached communities in India where severe hunger is a more imminent threat than COVID-19.

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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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