Celebrate Leprosy Champions
Sudha Rani, a fearful and fierce grandmother
Sudha experienced a lot of fear when she was diagnosed with leprosy, but she persevered and is now living a life of happiness.
Kavinas, a determined and successful student
Kavinas has faced big barriers to his education since he was diagnosed with leprosy, but he has persisted and still led the way in his class
Joaquina, an entrepreneurial farmer
Joaquina went from living on the margins to providing jobs for her community.
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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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Through advocacy, research, healthcare, community programmes, and much more, our work is holistic, aiming to defeat leprosy transmission, disability, and discrimination.
Our latest blogs
Lessons from the frontline of mental health and leprosy
Ruth and Bishnu from TLM Nepal share some of the lessons they’ve learnt from the frontline of mental health care for persons affected by leprosy.
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Nobel Prize 2021: the link between touch, mental health, and physical wellbeing
As the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded for discoveries related to touch and feeling, Jannine Ebenso of The Leprosy Mission considers why this is a poignant moment for people who have experienced leprosy across the world.