About Leprosy

While the prospects for people affected by leprosy have vastly improved, leprosy remains a disease that destroys lives and blights communities.

Every 2
minutes

someone is diagnosed with leprosy

Leprosy is curable!

with a full course of multi-drug therapy

60% of leprosy cases are in India

leprosy is also prevalent in Africa and South East Asia

Early diagnosis and treatment

Can help avoid permanent disability

From The Blog

22.05.17
Just words? Affirming people’s dignity in everything we say.

I recently had an interesting conversation with a supporter about the words that we use to talk about leprosy. ...

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18.05.17
Together we can experience Nepal and help transform lives

Join Lisa on the adventure of a lifetime! Lisa is one of the adventurous trekkers who will ...

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16.05.17
Is a leprosy vaccine available?

Within just 24-hours of treatment with Multi-Drug Therapy, leprosy is no longer contagious. So current strategies focus on ...

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Prayer of the Day

Sunday, 28th May

Nepal

Pray for the completion of the new ward at Anandaban Hospital and give thanks for the generous support that has helped make this possible.

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