As a supporter of The Leprosy Mission Australia, you are joined with the wider Leprosy Mission family — a network of people around the world driven to show love and compassion to people with leprosy.
Dr Grace Warren
Leprosy is an infectious disease that can cause severe disfigurement, horrific wounds and damage to nerves.
Leprosy, also called Hansen’s disease, is caused by infection from the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae, causing skin lesions, nerve damage, disfigurement and disability, leading to social stigmatization common to people with this disease. It is spread mainly by aerosol infection, or coughing and sneezing, from human to human.
International Day of People with Disabilities