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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

Human Centred Design: creating solutions for people affected by leprosy

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Have you ever wondered how The Leprosy Mission creates new projects? Where do the ideas come from and how do we make sure they make a real difference in the lives of people affected by leprosy?

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Be a part of Jesus’ ministry to people with leprosy today!

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Christians have been finding out how they can be a part of one of Jesus’ key ministries at a UK festival this week. New Wine festival is back after a two-year absence with thousands gathering at the East of England Showground in Peterborough. The festival runs until Wednesday 3 August.

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Rivers in the desert: breaking down the barriers to attending school in Niger

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While many children in the UK will be settling in to their first term of the new year in September, a lot of children in Niger will not be so fortunate. Niger is one of the youngest countries in the world, with more than 50 per cent of its population aged 14 and younger. That’s over 10.74 million Nigeriens who should be in pre-primary (ages 4-6), primary (ages 7-12), or secondary school (ages 13-19). But so many aren’t, because there are just too many obstacles keeping them out.

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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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Winter Ball 2022

Join us for this year's Winter Ball at Birmingham's Grand Hotel - with special guest Stef Reid

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