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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

Emergency aid reaches disabled people stranded in war-torn Ethiopia

Ethiopia Ethiopia Aid

Emergency aid is reaching disabled people stranded in war-torn Ethiopia during the country’s worst famine in 40 years.

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Join the London Walk of Hope - a sponsored walk with a difference

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You're invited to take part in a sponsored walk with a difference this summer! Our London Walk of Hope, taking place on 2 July 2022, will be a chance to step back in time and explore some of London's ancient leprosy sites.

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Marika’s hope for the leprosy hospital that became her first home

UK news Walk of Hope

Marika Timmins was one of 14 walkers to complete the six-mile Walk of Hope around the Hambleton Peninsula at Rutland Water on Saturday 30 April. Together the team raised more than £1,200 towards building a new Research Centre at The Leprosy Mission’s Anandaban Hospital in Nepal.

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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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Leprosy Sunday Resources

Get your free resources to plan a Leprosy Sunday event that will help pioneer new treatments for leprosy.

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