Leprosy still exists.

You can change that.

It’s Not Ancient History

 

Leprosy still affects millions of people worldwide. So, what is leprosy?

Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by the bacterium, leprae. It targets the skin, nerves, and eyes and can lead to permanent disfigurement and disability.

Leprosy is still feared in many parts of the world. People living with the disease, or those who have been cured but still have scars, often face social stigma and discrimination. They may experience rejection from their family or community and may be forced out of their school and place of work.

The good news is that leprosy is curable! Just $44 a month for one year provides everything one person needs to recover from leprosy. This includes diagnosis, medication, treatment, mobility devices, and follow-up care.

This World Leprosy Day, you can help renew awareness and support programs that restore lives. Together, we can end the unnecessary suffering caused by leprosy.