Leprosy is curable.
No child or adult should be excluded from family, community, school or workplace due to the disease. Your monthly support helps change attitudes and fight discriminatory laws that exclude leprosy-affected people from society.
If leprosy is treated early enough, nobody should suffer disability from the disease. You will ensure those with leprosy will not suffer from nerve damage, loss of hands and feet, and loss of independence due to leprosy.
Leprosy remains a significant health problem in Nepal—a population where the majority of people are subsistence farmers. The leprosy-prevalence rate is 2.6 cases per 10,000 population (WHO, 2013), well above the World Health Organisation elimination target. Poverty, the stigma of leprosy, and poor access to healthcare all contribute to the high rate of leprosy.
In partnership with Leprosy Mission Nepal and Nepal Leprosy Fellowship (NLF), The Leprosy Mission Australia works in community empowerment, development, disability awareness and rehabilitation, and socio-economic rehabilitation in the Central Development and Eastern Development Regions of Nepal.
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.
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Your monthly gift of TLC will make a real difference.
Together, we can stop leprosy transmission in Nepal.