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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

Bestselling author and leprosy ambassador Victoria Hislop awarded Greek citizenship

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London-born Victoria was yesterday granted Greek citizenship for promoting Greek history and culture.

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“How is it acceptable for someone with a 21st Century disease to be labelled an outcast by the UK media?”

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The Leprosy Mission has written to UK national newspaper editors and the BBC in a bid to stop them from using derogatory language to people affected by a 21st Century disease.

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A statement of solidarity

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

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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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