I was born poor. My parents struggled to put food on the table and send us to school. On November 4, 2008, I learned I had leprosy. My life turned upside down. I wanted to disappear and quit school. The care and support I received from my family and people at the clinic made me realize I was not alone in my battle. I suffered recurring complications of leprosy. Life seemed unbearable. Fortunately, I was cured and received a scholarship grant for a nursing school. My storm is finally over.
LEPROSY STILL EXISTS
Together we can overcome this disease.
OUR STRENGHT IS OUR DONORS.
Their generosity makes our fight against leprosy possible and offers hope to affected families. Take a peek at letters received from donors and members of the “Relief Partners” Circle. You can also view our WALL OF REMEMBRANCE.
TOWARDS A WORLD FREE FROM LEPROSY AND ITS CONSEQUENCES.
With our in-country partners and with anti-leprosy organizations of the ILEP Federation, we work in 13 countries with 31 projects in 2020. Our strategy is to reach Zero Transmission, Zero Disabilities, and Zero Discrimination.
YES, LEPROSY STILL EXISTS.
Many people believe that leprosy is a disease from the past. Unfortunately, the reality is that 500 people are diagnosed with leprosy each day. Learn about the cause, symptoms, treatments, prevention of disabilities, and stigma.
Every two months, we publish a Newsletter
“Action Report for Donors”
to inform donors of the progress in the fight against leprosy.
View our latest news and other publications with the link below.