Will you give the life-changing gift of mobility, independence, and freedom today?

Across Nigeria, countless individuals urgently need prosthetics to lead fulfilling lives. They deserve a future filled with hope.

With your support, the dedicated team at the Chanchaga Orthopaedic Centre can create custom prosthetics for those in need.

Will you help provide the life-changing gift of mobility, independence, and freedom today?


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.

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.

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.

Alano and his wife

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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Peter Waddup's Weekly Blog Edition 23: I'm begging you to read this! Peter is in Orissa, (India) this week meeting residents of leprosy colonies. In this edition he explains that begging in India is a job like any other, requiring resilience and planning. If you were to encounter a beggar in India, would you see them as hardworking individuals with rich stories? you should as your empathy can make a life-changing difference.

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Peter Waddup's Weekly Blog Edition 22: Celebrating the British Asian Community We are thrilled to be part of India Week in London, starting on Wednesday! The week aims to strengthen UK-India economic relationships and highlight the entrepreneurial spirit of the British Asian community. A special thanks to The Economic Policy Group for making The Leprosy Mission their charity partner, providing an incredible platform to raise awareness about leprosy. 🌟 Join us on July 5th & 6th at the Royal Lancaster Hotel for the India Week Shopping Festival. Let's connect and celebrate together!

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Peter Waddup's Weekly Blog Edition 21: In this week's Waddup this week newsletter discover the inspiring story of Chanchaga Orthopaedic Workshop in rural Nigeria, where skilled craftspeople transform lives by creating custom prosthetic limbs and mobility aids. Read how they restore hope and dignity to those 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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