leprosyseparates families

A diagnosis of leprosy can lead to isolation, as misplaced fear of the disease leads people to persecute and reject even their own family.

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leprosydestroys senses

Leprosy damages the nerves that allow people to feel, leaving them at high risk of injury and permanent disability.

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leprosyincreases poverty

Leprosy's impact on a person's health and social standing often leads to a spiral of increasing poverty that's difficult to escape.

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how we make an impact

Leprosy robs millions of people of their health, happiness and human rights. We’re bringing healing, inclusion and dignity to leprosy-affected people, their families and communities. We won’t stop until leprosy is finally defeated.


we do

Leprosy harms people in multiple ways, and we care about the whole person. We transform people’s lives through health and disability care, rehabilitation, education, better livelihoods, and advocacy for social change.

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what is leprosy?

Someone is newly diagnosed with leprosy every two minutes, and millions live with the consequences of the disease – yet many around the world don’t know it exists.

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our work

Following the example of Jesus Christ, we care first and foremost for people. Seeing lasting change in their lives is the truest sign of the value of our work.