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Mother and daughter in Nepal smile at the camera
Why I think we can defeat the world’s oldest disease in the next 15 years

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.

Rita sits with Nursing Superintendent Mahima Bantawa
5 Things you didn’t know about leprosy

Leprosy is not what you think it is.

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,.

A doctor takes notes during a consultation with a patient in Bangladesh
How is leprosy transmitted?

Understanding the transmission of leprosy will help us to combat transmission of the disease, as well as other problems associated with leprosy.

A red squirrel in the wild
Five things you didn’t know about leprosy transmission

Here are some of the more unusual things about the transmission of the disease.

A woman in a colourful headscarf smiles at the camera
A new tool that will help us defeat leprosy by 2035

We believe we can end the transmission of the disease by 2035 and one of the crucial new tools to help us achieve this is PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis).

Two young children sit with their father in India
The silent suffering of a billion people: killing off leprosy’s best friend

We want to raise the voice of people affected by leprosy and other NTDs. Their plight could be avoided through the eradication of poverty.

A woman in an orange sari looks at the camera
Has Covid-19 changed our target of zero leprosy transmission by 2035?

Are we still on course to achieve our goal of zero transmission by 2035? In short, yes.

A smiling gentleman at the Dakwa Settlement near Abuja, Nigeria
3 reasons to believe we will end leprosy in the next 14 years

After thousands of years of the disease ruining lives, we are now on the edge of defeating leprosy. Here are three reasons we believe we can, with the right resources, end the transmission of leprosy by 2035.

Patrokhola Tea Garden self help group members
Activating and Engaging the Government and People in Partnership

A look at the AEP Project in Bangladesh, which is improving awareness of leprosy through the government, the media, and self-help groups across the country.

Four of our team members in DR Congo
An integrated approach to controlling NTDs in DRC

A look at a project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that is piloting an integrated approach to controlling leprosy, Buruli ulcer and yaws.

woman sat on a hospital bed, smiling at the camera. He right arm is in plaster of paris
Heal Nepal

Heal Nepal works through local communities to provide cutting-edge treatments and care to end suffering and disability caused by leprosy and lymphatic filariasis.

Mozambique Mission Zero (Starts October 2021)

This new project will improve leprosy knowledge and skills in areas of high transmission, increase early detection of the disease, and ensure that local communities have the skills and confidence to solve their ongoing health and environmental challenges in a way that is relevant to their own local context.

A man is examined at a skin camp clinic in Bangladesh
A 5 Minute Finger Prick test to diagnose 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.

A lady who attended our research clinic in Nepal
Our work to prevent leprosy through PEP

Details of TLM's work to develop a post-exposure prophylaxis that could prevent leprosy

A family in Bangladesh smiles for the camera
Can less MDT Treatment produce positive results?

A look at research in Bangladesh that aims to establish the efficacy of a shorter course of MDT Treatment.

A boy undergoes a test for leprosy
Research reveals level of leprosy transmission within households

A look at research which reveals the extent to which household contacts are at risk of developing leprosy

A boy has a skin mark on his arm examined by a leprosy worker
Using smartphones to detect leprosy

Our researchers are looking at ways to use smartphone cameras as a field-friendly quick test for leprosy.