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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.

Alano and his wife

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

Why rural women like Joaquina are growing a better future for their communities

Mozambique Joaquina

Today is the International Day of Rural Women and this year, the UN has chosen the theme of 'Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All' to highlight the vital role they play in agriculture, food production, fighting poverty and improving food security.

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Saving the gift of sight at Sudan's only leprosy clinic

Sudan Samah

It's only 9am and already the waiting area at the Aburoff Clinic is full. Based in Khartoum, Sudan, it's the country's only specialist leprosy clinic, a beacon of hope providing vital treatment for people who have often travelled for hours to get there.

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

UK news TLM staff

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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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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