These children in Marana, Madagascar are able to attend school and not be separated from their families, whilst receiving treatment. The Guild has supported the centre for many years.
The St Francis Leprosy Guild gives yearly support to about 80 Leprosy centres around the world. All our help is given regardless of race or religion to those affected by leprosy.
We have been active for over 120 years.
The Guild provides:
- Ongoing support for Leprosy Centres throughout the world, mainly in Asia and Africa
- Assistance to families and dependents of those affected by leprosy
- Funds for specific projects that significantly enhance the life of the leprosy sufferers (for example: drilling for water, weather-proof housing, improvements in hygiene, food or clothing).
- The Guild relies on donations to continue its work. Will you help by making a donation or by joining the Guild (if you join our mailing list, you will receive our annual review). A little money goes a long way.
Download the WHO Global Leprosy Strategy 2016 - 2020 for the latest facts and figures on leprosy worldwide
65TH WORLD LEPROSY DAY was remembered on SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY 2018
More than 200,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. Join us in prayer / send a donation to help those suffering with leprosy. Raise the awareness of this forgotten disease.
Read the Pope's Angelus for World Leprosy Day
Read Cardinal Peter Turkson 's statement from the Vatican on World Leprosy Day
Ann Widdecombe on the work of the Guild