Now-days Leprosy is a curable disease. But we have not successfully developed a leprosy vaccine and the disease is still not eradicated. Every year 750.000 people worldwide contract leprosy and still it is the the worlds poorest people which become a victim of this terrible disease.
To prevent mutilations and blindness patients need to be treated as soon as possible. Also medical research needs to continue so one day we will find a vaccine and Leprosy will be eradicated.
Donate to organizations which give their efforts in helping leprosy and to banish this disease:The Dutch Leprosy foundation