Lepra


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Founded: 1924 - Number of staff: 611

Lepra is a specialist international leprosy charity, working to beat leprosy. Based in the UK, Lepra works directly with communities in Bangladesh, India and Mozambique to find, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate people affected by leprosy, helping them to overcome the disease and the stigma which surrounds it. We also work with people affected by lymphatic filariasis, a disease prevalent in the areas we work, which also attracts a terrible stigma. Every year, we change the lives of over a million people, either directly through healthcare or through our health education programmes. Each quarter, we publish Leprosy Review, the only printed English language journal on leprosy. (See also LEPRA Society - leprasociety.org)

Contact information

28 Middleborough, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TG, UK

http://www.lepra.org.uk

+44/1206 216700

+44/1206 762151

lepra@lepra.org.uk

Board members

Staff

Patron: The Queen

Lepra Chair: Charles Bland

Lepra Chief Executive: Geoff Prescott

Lepra Head of Finance: Tim Swaine

Lepra Head of Programmes and Advocacy: Paul Watson

LEPRA Society Chief Executive: Ashim Chowla

Projects

Total number of projects: 26

Projects with partnerships: 25 with ILEP Members, 2 with A Local Disability/Health/Development NGOs, 1 with Organisation of Persons Affected by Leprosys, 1 with Local/regional Government Depratments, 1 with Local/Regional Government Departments, 1 with A Local Community / Welfare Organisations, 1 with s

Area of project activity:

Number of countries with projects in: 4

Asia

Number of countries with projects in: 2

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • India (20)
  • Bangladesh (3)

Europe

Number of countries with projects in: 1

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • England (1)

Africa

Number of countries with projects in: 1

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Mozambique (1)
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