An introduction to our projects
LEPRA Health in Action works to help people living in some of the world’s most deprived communities. Originally formed in 1924 with the aim “to rid the British Empire of leprosy” we have now built on our extensive experience to address not only leprosy disability prevention and treatment, but also other diseases of poverty including lymphatic filariasis, malaria, TB, and HIV.
We believe that there is little point in someone being cured of leprosy if they are then to die of another treatable or preventable disease. Through providing health education in communities, training local staff, setting up specialist referral services and refurbishing hospitals and surgeries, LEPRA is working alongside vulnerable communities to help put people’s health in their own hands.
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