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We are working to defeat leprosy across the world

Around 200,000 people are diagnosed with leprosy every year and 2-3 million people are living with leprosy-related disabilities. Leprosy is the leading cause of preventable-disability in the world.

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Every 2 minutes, someone is diagnosed with leprosy

Celebrate Leprosy Champions

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Be a leprosy champion

Leprosy champions are people affected by leprosy and their allies across the world who want to change perceptions around the disease. You can be a leprosy champion by changing perceptions and raising awareness where you live.

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Our work aims to defeat leprosy and transform lives

Through advocacy, research, healthcare, community programmes, and much more, our work is holistic, aiming to defeat leprosy transmission, disability, and discrimination.

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