Celebrate Leprosy Champions
Joaquina, an entrepreneurial farmer
Joaquina went from living on the margins to providing jobs for her community.
Hawa, a determined and cheerful saleswoman
Hawa regained her confidence after years of disability and discrimination and now runs a successful business outside her home.
Nuhu, a committed father of eight
Nuhu was ready to sacrifice his own health for his family. Thankfully, he didn't have to.
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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.
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
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.
Calling on Philanthropic Foundations for World Leprosy Day 2022
We are supporting the Sasakawa Health Foundation's Global Appeal 2022, which is asking for the support of philanthropic foundations across the world.
How does leprosy damage eyes?
Sadly, leprosy remains the world’s leading cause of preventable disabilities. Among these disabilities is damage to the eyes. Here’s your guide to leprosy and the eyes.