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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

The race to find the missing leprosy cases lost during lockdown

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As India prepares for a third wave of the coronavirus, there is an urgent need to find the missing leprosy cases lost during the country’s lockdowns. New statistics published by the World Health Organisation reveal the number of people treated for leprosy in India fell by 43 per cent in 2020. This is from 114,451 new cases in 2019 to 65,147 in 2020.

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As we build back after Covid, no-one like Maya should be left behind

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"I used to think my fingers would always be like this. All my previous doctors told me that there wouldn't be any improvement." When 16-year-old Maya came to a Leprosy Mission hospital, the effects of the disease on her body were plain to see.

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‘London’s history shows just what is possible globally today’

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Leprosy is no longer a problem in London today and can be defeated globally. 'Ending leprosy together' is at the very heart of the Lord Mayor’s Show on Saturday.

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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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Global Recipe Club

Give a regular gift and cook up delicious recipes while helping people affected by leprosy.

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