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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

Leprosy Mission staff go the extra mile to build a Hub of Hope in Mozambique

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A team of Leprosy Mission staff have collectively walked, run and cycled more than 1,000 miles in a month to help end leprosy in Mozambique.

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Thanks to UK Aid there is real hope of ending leprosy in Mozambique

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We are celebrating The Unconditional Appeal, the most successful campaign in our 147-year history.

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Children like Rani are cured of leprosy, but stigma holds them back

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Children everywhere have dreams for their future, but for those affected by leprosy, the stigma it carries threatens to steal those dreams.

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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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