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Our mission

The Leprosy Mission is an international Christian charity with 141 years of experience. Through The Leprosy Mission’s global family we serve a population of 305 million people in around 30 leprosy-affected countries.

Leprosy is a mildly infectious disease associated with poverty. It is easily cured. Leprosy starts by damaging the small nerves on the skin’s surface resulting in a loss of sensation.

Without the gift of pain, everyday activities are fraught with danger. Unnoticed burns and ulcers can lead to permanent disability. Due to the inability to detect grit in the eye, blindness is a common consequence of leprosy.

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What is leprosy?

Our work is broad and far-reaching. The combination of a disease which has a severely debilitating effect on the body and the stigma surrounding it means a unique and holistic approach is required to care for a person’s needs.

We tend to the physical, social, spiritual and psychological needs of a leprosy-affected person. Our steadfast support proves to be the bedrock upon which thousands of people globally have grown to depend on over a number of decades.

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How we help

We concentrate our efforts on 11 countries in Asia and Africa. The needs of individuals and communities affected by leprosy vary significantly between the nations in which we work.

We work closely with staff in these Asian and African countries to provide and evaluate a range of different projects. The projects help transform the lives of leprosy-affected people as well as working towards eradicating the causes of the disease.

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How you can help

Leprosy is a disease of poverty. With your help, The Leprosy Mission is helping people affected by leprosy to transform and empower their lives.

There are several ways you can help The Leprosy Misson to fight leprosy.



How you can help

Leprosy is a disease of poverty. With your help, The Leprosy Mission is helping people affected by leprosy to transform and empower their lives. There are several ways you can help The Leprosy Misson to fight leprosy.

  • 489

    patients across Nepal received reconstructive surgery

  • 238

    people in leprosy-affected communities in Ethiopia received training and an improved cooking stove

  • 1,220

    people affected by leprosy, disability and NTDs were supported by self-care groups in Mozambique

  • *figures are for 2017
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