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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

Bishop of Peterborough urges government to restore 0.7% UK Aid target

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The Bishop of Peterborough has called for Global Britain to follow the example of the other G7 countries by not cutting its overseas aid target.

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The 'race against time' in India

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The Covid crisis in India has fast become the biggest challenge in The Leprosy Mission's 147-year history and a 'race against time'.

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Research heralds leprosy diagnosis via a smartphone


Pioneering research is taking place which could see the world’s oldest disease diagnosed by a smartphone.

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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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