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Blog articles

How has new technology allowed us to continue our work throughout lockdown?

Our teams have been working hard to adapt the latest technology so that we can still offer all the support we can throughout lockdown.

Now would be the worst time to forget about people affected by leprosy

Despite the difficulties many of us are facing due to Covid-19, now would be the worst time to forget about people affected by leprosy.

Racism is systemic, even at the global level and leprosy is proof

It is no coincidence that hardly any white people are diagnosed with leprosy.

Why we have to be more careful with language during Covid-19

Throughout history, the odious term ‘leper’ has been used as an insult to those affected by leprosy

Karima’s story of lockdown for a person affected by leprosy

Karima has been learning to live amidst the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. For her and her family it has become a question of survival.

"I am worried that we may all die of hunger" - Covid-19 in Nigeria

The most vulnerable in our world are being hit the hardest by Covid-19. If you doubt that, read this interview.

Contact tracing is crucial to stopping Covid-19 and leprosy

In recent months, we have heard plenty about how contact tracing is a key weapon in the fight to bring an end to the Covid-19 pandemic. The same is true for leprosy,.

How you can play your part in ending leprosy

Leprosy is the oldest disease known to man, but we believe that we can be the generation that ends it for good. We believe that there will be no more cases of leprosy after 2035. But we need your support. Here’s how you can help.

Karima shows her sewing work.
Why is there so much stigma around leprosy?

Leprosy is a mildly infectious disease that around 200,000 people are diagnosed with each year. When you look at the facts surrounding leprosy, it should not be regarded differently from any other mildly infectious disease – and yet it is regarded differently. Why is that?

Parbati sits with a visiting TLM staff member
Amidst all the myths around catching leprosy, we ask: what’s the truth?

Leprosy is a mildly infectious disease that is found mostly in poorer communities across the world. Around 200,000 people are diagnosed every year and there are many wrong beliefs about how you catch leprosy, so we asking: what is the truth?

Issa smiles at the camera
A message to you from a person affected by leprosy

Issa Harouna is a person affected by leprosy. He was diagnosed with leprosy at the young age of 10 years old, but he has a message about how we treat people affected by leprosy and how people affected by leprosy should see themselves.

Leprosy causes your limbs to fall off and other myths exposed

People affected by leprosy face social isolation due to misplaced fears that lead to persecution and rejection from families and communities.