The Leprosy Project aims to help prevent and treat leprosy, as well as provide support for those afflicted. The strategy of the Leprosy Project is to run a comprehensive set of programs developed in full consultation of the village communities in order to not only address medical issues of those afflicted, but also to address economic, infrastructure, education and nutritional issues. The Project arranges medical visits and trains local doctors and villagers about the disease, and has helped build irrigation systems. The Leprosy Project currently serves 16 villages in the mountainous South Eastern area of rural Sichuan province. Many of the people the project works with are ethnic minorities.
The organization has managed to prevent any new cases of leprosy occurring in all of the villages in which it operates, in addition to many other achievements, including a massive reduction in ulcer cases, provision of over 1000 pairs of shoes, prosthetics, bursaries for children to attend school, and the arrangement of 25-30 eye operations each year.
In 2016, the Leprosy Project completed their Water Project Program, which with the help of Rotary Clubs around the world, built an extensive irrigation system in the area where the Leprosy Project is active.
The Leprosy Project Ltd., 601 Eastern Harbour Centre, 28 Hoi Chak Street, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong