Lepra is a UK-based international NGO working to beat leprosy and the poverty and prejudice it brings. Since 1924 Lepra has been at the forefront of progress in leprosy, from the development of an effective treatment to ground-breaking techniques to find, support and restore the lives of people affected by this disease. Through raising awareness, pushing for early detection and reducing prejudice, Lepra's purpose is to beat leprosy - making it a disease that is easily treated, causes no disability and attracts no stigma.

We also publish academic research on leprosy and pioneer successful models that are adopted by national governments, the World Health Organization and other NGOs.