We are a UK-based international charity working to beat leprosy. This disease affects the most vulnerable people in the world, causing life-changing disabilities, but there is a cure. More than 600 people are diagnosed and start treatment each day, over 50 of these are children. But, due to fear and lack of knowledge, there are over 3 million people across the world living with undiagnosed leprosy and every day the disease causes more damage to their health, livelihood and future.
We work directly with communities in Bangladesh, India, Mozambique and Zimbabwe to find, diagnose and rehabilitate people affected by leprosy. Through raising awareness, pushing for early detection and reducing prejudice we support people so they can transform their lives.
Last year, we reached more than 283,000 people directly through diagnosis, treatment and care. We reached a further 1.46 million people through health education and events to raise awareness of diseases and reduce prejudice.
We are working towards a day when leprosy no longer destroys lives; with your support we can achieve this sooner.
Together we can #BeatLeprosy
As a non-governmental, charitable and secular organisation, Lepra adheres to the principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence of action.