Record Details

NGOBritish Leprosy Relief Association (LEPRA)
AddressLEPRA, 28 Middleborough, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TG
Telephone01206 562286
Background InformationLepra, the British Leprosy Relief Association, is a medical charity (no. 213251) working across the developing world. The organisation, which has long been at the forefront of leprosy treatment, also combats other diseases of poverty (namely HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and Lymphatic Filariasis, also known as elephantiasis), as well as providing more general medical and social care. The current names were adopted in the 1950s. Source:
Year Created1924
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesBELRA (The British Empire Leprosy Relief Association)
Related OrganisationsILEP (International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations)
KeywordsDisability; HIV/AIDS; Ill-Health, medicine, counselling and rehabilitation; International development and humanitarian aid; Science and scientific research; Social care.
Last Edited ByRC at 02/10/2007 17:32:25