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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.

Latest stories

A statement of solidarity

UK news woman in Mozambique

The Leprosy Mission England and Wales has been reflecting on the issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement.

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The Leprosy Mission joins with other faith-based agencies to condemn DFID merger

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National Director Peter Waddup has joined with other leaders of faith-based organisations to condemn the Government's decision to merge the Department for International Development (DFID) with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

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When even becoming a refugee is a privilege

Mozambique Litamanda village

Violence, homelessness, hunger, leprosy and now COVID-19 are a daily reality for the people of Northern Mozambique.

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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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