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Leprosy is curable.

India has the world’s second largest population: more than 1.3 billion people. As the seventh largest country in the world, it is known for its diversity of landscape, wildlife, and people groups.

Thanks to economic growth, more than 90 million people in India escaped extreme poverty between 1995 and 2015. But despite this, there are still many people struggling: one in five people in India lives on less than approx. AUD$2.65 per day.

India has over 50% per cent of all new cases of leprosy diagnosed worldwide. 

7% of new cases are in children.

The Leprosy Mission Australia has supported hospitals and projects in India for over 100 years. (The Leprosy Mission worldwide has worked in India for more than 145 years.)

In partnership with The Leprosy Mission Trust India, projects supported from Australia cover:

✓ Healthcare   ✓ Community Empowerment   ✓ Sustainable Livelihoods   ✓ Education & Training     ✓ Advocacy

Current Projects

•    Vadathorasalur Vocational Training Centre (VTC)

•    Salur Hospital    •    Inclusive Empowerment Project

Your projects and hospitals in India support the Triple Zero Leprosy Goals through these key activities:

Zero Leprosy Transmission:

Zero Leprosy Disability:

Zero Leprosy Discrimination:

  • Diagnoses
  • Treatment
  • Reaction Management
  • Community Awareness
  • Education
  • Early Diagnosis
  • Early Treatment
  • Complication Management - like Reactions, Neuritis Ulcer Care etc
  • Reconstructive Surgery to people with visible (Grade 2) disability
  • Increase Awareness of Leprosy in the hospital and health camps
  • Counselling
  • Community Awareness
  • Advocacy & Rights
  • Education & Training
  • Livelihoods Support

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Your monthly gift of tlc will make a real difference.
Together, we can stop leprosy transmission in India.

Please note: Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible. Due to added security measures, donations below $10 can no longer be processed online. To make a gift $9 or less, please call us on 1800 LEPROSY (1800 537 767). 

If the area of need becomes fully funded, your gift will go where most needed.