To defeat leprosy in our lifetime, The Leprosy Mission is investing in research and innovation across our three strategic priorities: transmission, disability and discrimination
Our Research Priorities
The transmission of leprosy is poorly understood. We aim to change that.
Detection, monitoring and treatment of secondary impairments.
We are developing and trialling early diagnostic tests.
Looking at the links between leprosy and inner wellbeing.
Our Research Centres
Research projects listed
Our researchers are looking at ways to use smartphone cameras as a field-friendly quick test for leprosy.
Our researchers in Bangladesh are working on a new field-friendly diagnostic tool that could dramatically reduce transmission of the disease within communities and prevent leprosy-related disabilities.
Details of TLM's work to develop a post-exposure prophylaxis that could prevent leprosy
A look at research in Bangladesh that aims to establish the efficacy of a shorter course of MDT Treatment.
A look at research which reveals the extent to which household contacts are at risk of developing leprosy