About Leprosy

Every two minutes of every day, a man, woman or child in the developing world learns that he or she has leprosy: the oldest and most cruel disease known to mankind. That’s over half a million new cases of leprosy every year
You can help change the way people affected with this disease are cared for and give them hope for the future.
Today, leprosy can be cured. But more than medicines and surgeries, those with complex cases may require therapy, rehabilitation, vocational training, housing options and much more.

For thousands of years, leprosy has been a source of fear and outrage. You can help change the way people affected with this disease are cared for and give them hope for the future.


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What Is Leprosy

Leprosy, left untreated, causes severe disfiguring skin sores and nerve damage. History records terrifying stories of people ostracized by the stigma and shunned by their families and community.

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The Cure & Treatments

Leprosy CAN be cured. Patients are treated with a Multi-Drug Therapy for a period of one to two years. Left untreated, the disease causes permanent nerve damage which affects feet, hands and facial features .

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Living With Leprosy

Leprosy continues to carry shame and stigma. Many patients delay diagnosis to protect their loved ones. Patients suffering disability due to leprosy must adjust their daily lives to overcome the challenges of disfigurement.

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