Leprosy keeps children like Rani out of school

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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

‘We need Princess Diana’s legacy of kindness and acceptance more than ever before’

UK news Princess Diana

The legacy of Princess Diana, a woman known for challenging prejudice, is something to aspire to in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Man cured of leprosy calls for an end to the ‘L word’, including ‘from the pulpit and in political soundbites’

UK news Mathias Duck

A man cured of leprosy has called time on the ‘L word’ including ‘from the pulpit and in political soundbites’.

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Opening minds in Nigeria

Nigeria Friday

Can you imagine being rejected or abandoned by your family, friends and community because you have a treatable disease?

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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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