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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 2022...

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Over 40,000 people in the community were screened by health workers and female community health volunteers in Nepal

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1 million people heard radio messages raising awareness about leprosy in Niger

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The team diagnosed 970 people with leprosy amid conflict in Mozambique

Latest stories

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As The Leprosy Mission marks it's 150 anniversary, we celebrate the huge strides we have made towards ending this disease.

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On World Leprosy Day, it's time for people affected by leprosy to be seen, known, and accepted.

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Reflecting on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Chief Executive Peter Waddup shares his hopes for a world full of possibility for people affected by leprosy.

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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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Our history

We've been supporting people affected by leprosy in Africa and Asia for almost 150 years.

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