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.

Health and healthcare, along with general living conditions, are very poor in Nigeria. The average life expectancy is only 47 years for both males and females.

In Zamfara over 70% of people live in poverty. Many curable diseases are still rampant throughout the country, as only half the population has access to clean water and proper sanitation.

Leprosy continues to be a big concern in Nigeria and due to myths and superstitions about the disease, stigma and discrimination against people with leprosy is still very high.

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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). You can also choose to give via direct deposit into our bank account: The Leprosy Mission Australia account: BSB: 013225 No:297114729.

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

For donations from outside Australia, we recommend an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using SWIFT. Please use this SWIFT code: ANZBAU3M

If donating via direct deposit, please include your name as the “Reference” and notify us at hello@leprosymission.org.au so we can provide you with your tax receipt.


Your monthly gift of tlc will make a real difference.
Together, we can stop leprosy, leprosy disability and discrimination in Nigeria.



The Strengthening Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease Control in Zamfara project in Nigeria is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). Thanks to ANCP this project is able to help improve the well-being of people affected by leprosy, other neglected tropical diseases and disability in Nigeria.