Insight into our work across the globe, as well as our thoughts and perspectives on the fight against leprosy today.
Throughout history, the odious term ‘leper’ has been used as an insult to those 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.
The most vulnerable in our world are being hit the hardest by Covid-19. If you doubt that, read this interview.
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,.
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?
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 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.
People affected by leprosy face social isolation due to misplaced fears that lead to persecution and rejection from families and communities.
Leprosy is the oldest disease in the world. Sadly, hundreds of thousands of people are still diagnosed with it ever year. We are now entering 2020 and I believe that, in the next 15 years, we will end transmission by 2035.