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
Transforming the Treatment and Prevention of Leprosy and Buruli Ulcers in Low and Middle Income Countries
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.
Promoting mental health and wellbeing of people affected by skin NTDs
The Neglected Mind-Skin Link project is piloting the WHO Guide on Mental Health and NTD Integration.