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
TLM's Research Magazine provides an in-depth look at TLM's world-leading leprosy research.
Developing guidelines for leprosy centres and health centres to promote and support self-care with a particular emphasis on prevention of recurrence of ulcers in the community.
The Neglected Mind-Skin Link project is piloting the WHO Guide on Mental Health and NTD Integration.
Our researchers are looking at ways to use smartphone cameras as a field-friendly quick test for leprosy.
We cannot conduct research alone. We partner with many organisations, universities and research institutions across the globe.
The committee guides our research work to where it is needed the most
A look at the ENLIST consortium, an international effort to find new and better ways to treat ENL
A look at TLM Nepal's work to solve some of the major leprosy ulcer issues
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.
A look at the latest mental health research that is being conducted by our team in Nigeria
Details of TLM's work to develop a post-exposure prophylaxis that could prevent leprosy
A look at research in Bangladesh that aims to reduce or prevent ENL.