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Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and this year’s theme is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. Empowering, inclusiveness and equality is something we continually strive for. The stigma of leprosy has long been attributed to the physical deformities associated with leprosy. As a place […]

Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality













In the early 1980s, Dr Ian Quidgley spent around eight months in Kindwitwi, staying with Father Lamburn before starting his medical training in London. He forwarded us some great pictures of his time there, and our co-chair, Dr Feather took these with her when she recently visited. There’s nothing like […]

Kindwitwi locals – then and now


In late October our co-chair Dr Sarah Feather is visiting Kindwitwi to meet with members of the Kindwitwi Leprosy Care Centre. While other trustees have been over recently, it has been several years since Sarah has been to Kindwitwi and we’ll updating you on her trip through on our social […]

Trustees’ update – Autumn 2017





It’s National Volunteers week in the UK. Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. It takes place from 1st-7th June every year. From people who organise fundraising initiatives to our trustees who give their time voluntarily, we’d like to thank all […]

Thank you to our volunteers






We’re delighted to hear our trustee Jenny Crosgrove finished the New York marathon yesterday. Jenny says she thinks it was possibly one of the slowest marathons ever recorded but it was still an incredible achievement given the number of injuries both she and her dad had trained through. “Also I […]

Congratulations Jenny




  We were all deeply saddened to hear of the death of our trustee Bill Powell on 11th July and the Rufiji Leprosy Trust sends its condolences to his wife Ochan and her family. In 1983, while working at the International School in Dar, Bill first led a group of […]

Vale trustee Bill Powell









This latest audio from historical archive audio showcases Father Robin Lamburn talking of feeding patients and the problem of reliance, crime and punishment and religious differences he faced when setting out to help the ostracised and dependent villagers move towards self sufficiency and social inclusion. While RLT places great value on these […]

Latest Father Lamburn Audio – reliance, crime and ...