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Leprosy can be cured!

Leprosy is caused by a germ affecting the skin and nerves.  Leprosy can be cured. Untreated leprosy causes disabilities.


Your generous donation will cure someone of leprosy

Bank Account Details:

Account Name: Leprosy Mission

Bank: First National Bank

Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ

Branch: Balfour Park, Johannesburg, South Africa

Branch code number: 212217

Account number: 51471056974

Account Type: Current Go


Team Leprosy Mission

Phone 011 440 6323
International dialing code & prefix: 27 (11)
Fax 011 440 6324
P O Box 46002 Orange Grove 2119 South Africa
Physical address 81 Seventh Avenue Highlands North 2192   Learn More

Leprosy Symptoms

Leprosy mainly affects the skin and nerves. Early signs and symptoms of leprosy include: the enlargement of peripheral nerves near joints such as the elbow, sometimes accompanied by poor sensation and muscle weakness; and diminished sensitivity to cotton wool touch in a patch on the skin.

Leprosy can be cured

Leprosy can be cured with Multi-Drug therapy. Multi-Drug Therapy is supplied free of charge by the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development through the World Health Organisation.

Leprosy Mission

Founded in 1874, the Leprosy Mission works to defeat leprosy and transform lives in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ. The Leprosy Mission celebrates 140 years of Christian compassion, hope and healing during 2014.

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 World Leprosy Day 2015 

World Leprosy Day will be commemorated on Sunday, 25th January 2015.

Leprosy is an especially cruel disease because it usually affects the very poorest people in the world. It can destroy a person’s health, leading to permanent disability, amputations and blindness.

But often this is just the start. It continues by robbing individuals of their education, employment, marriage prospects and relationships within their family and community.

The Leprosy Mission helps restore lives destroyed by leprosy.

The Leprosy Mission, in partnership with the National and Provincial Departments of Health in South Africa,  works to provide the cure that stops the disease from further damaging a person’s body and teaches people affected by leprosy how to avoid disfiguring  injuries to their hands, feet and eyes.

In many parts of the world today, the disease continues to carry a stigma. Many people with leprosy-caused disabilities suffer terrible discrimination.

The Leprosy Mission works to educate their communities, teaching them that leprosy is a mildly-infectious and curable disease and not a curse for life.

New leprosy infections have reached very low levels in South Africa, but newly diagnosed patients often have severe disabilities, which could have been prevented with earlier treatment. The Leprosy Mission urges health care workers serving communities at risk of contracting leprosy, to familiarise themselves with the early signs of leprosy.

Leprosy can be defeated through awareness of the signs of the disease, providing treatment on time and demonstrating compassion towards leprosy patients.

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Celebrating the role of people with disabilities in the church

Posted Thursday, December 5, 2013 by JessicaLimardo

RampUp celebrates the role of people with disabilities in the church. RampUp • Dispels myths about disability • Provides a Biblical view of disability • Promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in work, witness and leadership • Provides tools to improve the accessibility of churches • and much more RampUp is a joint project of Leprosy Mission and disAbility ConneXion.

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Celebrating the role of people with disabilities in the church


Leprosy in Southern Africa and throughout the world

Explore the world of the Leprosy Mission “The Leprosy Mission’s global network embraces 50 countries Learn more

We need your help to reach our goal of R6 000 000 for 2015. Please send your love-gift today!

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