Celebrate Leprosy Champions
- Nuhu, a committed father of eight
Tharshika, fighting leprosy in Sri Lanka
Tharshika was diagnosed with leprosy as a child. Now an adult, Tharshika supports children affected by leprosy through her work with our partner in Sri Lanka, KKM.
Manpati, election candidate and tailor
Manpati has a hand in a few local businesses and recently ran for local office.
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.
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.
Our latest blogs
The problem with comparing Covid-19 and leprosy
There have been headlines across the world since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic which have seen people compare Covid-19 with leprosy. Any comparisons between these diseases are inaccurate at best and harmful at worst.
I stood in the twilight of the evening, tears coursing down my face
This is the story of Amar's divorce, which happened when his wife learnt that he had once been diagnosed with leprosy.
5 types of discriminatory laws that punish you for having leprosy
Across the world there are more than 100 laws that discriminate against people who have experienced leprosy. They are totally unacceptable. Here’s a look at some of the key ways these laws can punish you simply for a curable medical diagnosis.