What is leprosy, and what are we doing about it?

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Leprosy is more than just a disease that has been forgotten. While leprosy is officially considered eliminated in many countries around the world, new cases continue to emerge. Especially in poor regions of the global South, leprosy remains a problem that extends far beyond the disease itself. For those affected and their families, leprosy often means a life of exclusion, hopelessness, and misery.

The St. Lazarus-Fonds aims to support communities and families affected by leprosy to live in secure, healthy and dignified conditions. For over 20 years, we have provided diverse, direct, and targeted assistance in various regions, currently in Myanmar and Nepal.


Help us support people affected by leprosy!

Videos from the visit to Nepal in November 2023

In November 2023, members of the St. Lazarus-Fonds visited Nepal for the first time, met with families and communities affected by leprosy, and established a new partnership with IDEA Nepal.
Here are a…

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Video about the projects in Myanmar in 2023

Between 2018 and 2023, a lot has happened in the leprosy colony of Loilem and in Myanmar. Many projects of the St. Lazarus-Fonds have been implemented, but at the same time, the situation in the…

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