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UK overseas aid enables Law Commission of India to submit proposed legislation to eliminate discrimination against people affected by leprosy?width=216&height=130&mode=crop
08 April 2015

UK overseas aid enables Law Commission of India to submit proposed legislation to eliminate discrimination against people affected by leprosy

More than half of new cases of leprosy each year are diagnosed in India (latest statistics published by the World Health Organisation for 2013 reveal a total of 126,913 out of 215,557 new cases) with stigma surrounding leprosy causing those affected to be regularly thrown out of their homes, communities, jobs and schools. Click here to read full story

Response to MPs voting to enshrine the 0.7% aid target in law?width=216&height=130&mode=crop
12 September 2014

Response to MPs voting to enshrine the 0.7% aid target in law

Ahead of 2010 General Election the three main political parties pledged to enshrine in law the UK's commitment to spending 0.7% of national income on international aid. Despite being written into the Coalition agreement in 2010, only in September 2014 is it set to become a reality after tireless campaigning by charities including The Leprosy Mission. Click here to read full story

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