Spreading the word on leprosy


“Mission work is very important to me.  I want to make sure healthcare is available to people that don’t have easy access to it...' said Anna, one of our 2017 Youth Advocates.

Anna is currently studying Nursing at Otago Polytechnic and in her third year of study. 

Read the full article here to know more about how she has been inspired by her trip to Nepal.

Mission to aid leprosy victims in Nepal

Sarah Farmer, one of our 2014 Youth Advocates was recently interviewed by The Central Leader newspaper in Auckland. Read the full article here or download below.


Brent Morgan: NZ aid will help relieve Bangladesh poverty


Brent Morgan, Executive Director of The Leprosy Mission New Zealand was recently interviewed by The NZ Herald. Read the full article here. 

The Bangladesh city of Chittagong has been on the radar of Kiwi sports fans as the Black Caps play their T20 World Cup pool games there and strive to make the semis and final in the capital, Dhaka...

Jared off to Nepal


Jared Campbell from Queenstown has just been interviewed by The Mirror newspaper in Queenstown about being selected as one of our Youth Advocates. Download the article here


A lost sheep: A parable of leprosy today


Jan M Fogg wrote an article for TouchStone Magazine about her trip to Nepal and India with Leprosy Mission New Zealand. Read the full article below. 


Chinese Moneybox in Auckland Shops

Our Ethnic Communities Volunteer Baibing Yu features on the new Neighbourhood TV programme on TV One. 
If you missed it check out the interview here and see how Chinese people in New Zealand are helping people with leprosy in China. Baibing's interview starts at 16 minutes.

Wellington Nurse helping to tackle leprosy in Nepal

Harriet Judd, one of our Youth Advocates for 2013 was recently interviewed by The Wellingtonian newspaper. Harriet is currently studying Nursing at Victoria University in Wellington and in her second year of study. 

Download the article below 


Working in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

Here is a recent article which has been publised on the EthnicA website, which supports ethnic diversity work of New Zealanders. 

With  support from the Leprosy Mission, three Bangladeshi community members recently visited the leprosy eradication project in the Chittagong hill tract area in the hilly south-eastern region.

The article link is here

Kiwis on a mission: Christian Life

The Leprosy Mission New Zealand features in the latest edition of Christian Life newspaper. The article 'Kiwis on a mission' focuses on New Zealand not for profit charities helping to make a difference in people's lives. 


Cure One concert

'Cure One' is a special multicultural charity concert to raise funds and awareness for LMNZ.

Katherine Mowbray and David Singleton, of Harp and Soul, are among the acts performing at a charity concert at Howick Little Theatre on 11th August 2012. 

Read the full article here: 

Bowlers on a Mission

The fundraising team says the bowl-a-thon is a unique way to raise money and draw attention to the fact that people still suffer from leprosy.

It's also Leprosy Mission New Zealand's 100th birthday this year so the day will acknowledge the milestone.

Read the full article here: 

24 hour bowl-a-thon

Our 2012 Youth Advocates are raising money for an essential 4WD for Anandaban Leprosy Mission Hospital.  The vehicle will enable staff to visit remote villages in rural Kathmandu and assist leprosy-affected individuals and their families, who otherwise would be left without access to treatment.

While the advocates were in Nepal they saw the need for a 4WD and took it upon themselves to raise the $15,000 needed to go towards the vehicle.


Youth Advocate Scholarship to Nepal

Are you passionate about mission and social justice? Would you like to fight for the rights of families affected by leprosy, stigma and poverty? You may be thinking leprosy, isn’t that an ancient disease that no longer exists? Not only does it still exist, but 5 million families all around the world still live with leprosy. 

Read the full article here:

A life-changing experience

Six Leprosy Mission Youth Advocates recently returned from a scholarship trip in Nepal where they observed the work of the Mission with leprosy-affected communities. The Advocates stayed on the Mission’s Anandaban Hospital campus in Kathmandu and became fully immersed in learning about leprosy.

Read the full article here:

Nepal trip humbling & inspiring

The December issue of Touchstone reported that Carinnya Feaunati of the New Plymouth Samoan Methodist Church was selected to visit Nepal as a Youth Advocate for Leprosy Mission New Zealand. Here Carinnya reports on her experience.


Carinnya races against leprosy

Leprosy is an age old disease that is mentioned several times in the Bible. 

Carinnya Feaunati ran a half marathon to raise money for Leprosy Mission New Zealand and has now won a Youth Advocate Scholarship for her efforts. 


2011 Youth Advocate Scholarship recipients announced

The successful Youth Advocate Scholarship recipients for 2012 who were announced recently will learn about the medical, social and psychological impacts of the disease. 

Read the full article here:

Mission well-represented at Auckland Marathon

Leprosy Mission New Zealand was well-represented at the Auckland Marathon on October 30 with runners and walkers in every category of the event.

The Mission exceeded its fundraising target from last year with a healthy sum of $12,500 which goes towards their work with leprosy-affected individuals and their families overseas.

Read the full article here

Running for leprosy

Stefan van Woerden is pushing his sporting bounaries to help leprosy-affected individuals in Nepal. Stefan is participating in the Devonport Classic 15 km event on 2nd October 2011 to raise money for Leprosy Mission New Zealand. 


Local photographer captures the realities of leprosy

Auckland based photographer Michael Bradley has photographed leprosy-affected people living in some of the world’s poorest communities and is currently exhibiting a collection of his breathtaking images at NorthArt Gallery in Northcote, Auckland.  The exhibition has been timed to coincide with World Leprosy Day which will be celebrated around the globe on Sunday 30th January. 


Youth Advocate scholarship recipients announced

The Leprosy Mission New Zealand is very excited to announce the five successful candidates for its 2011 Youth Advocate Scholarships.

The group will travel to Nepal in early 2011 to see the Leprosy Mission’s work in action, and learn about the medical, social and psychological impacts of the disease. Upon their return, the participants will become active Youth Advocates in their own communities.


A new Executive Director announced

Brent Morgan is a resident of Whangaparaoa, Auckland and is married to Tracy. They have three teenage children. Brent brings to Leprosy Mission New Zealand a background in the public healthcare sector and in the pharmaceutical industry. He has worked in the private sector in India and with an Indian NGO. He has a strong marketing and general management background as well as the experience gained from his involvement with World Vision programmes.


Mother's Day Really Good Gifts

This year for Mother’s Day, The Leprosy Mission is offering a selection of gifts that can be purchased for mothers in New Zealand. These gifts benefit women and children around the world who are experiencing the stigma and discrimination of leprosy.  Women are particularly at risk and it is not uncommon for women with leprosy to be banished from their home.  Their children may be taken from them and they may be left with no means of income or security.



New Zealanders shine a light on leprosy

New Zealanders have been working with those affected by leprosy for more than a century.  Although leprosy can be cured – a cure was found in 1982 – someone in the world is still diagnosed with the disease every two minutes. 

The Leprosy Mission New Zealand’s Community Active Participation (CAP) is in the third year of the projects five year duration.  This years’ Leprosy Awareness Week appeal is “Shine a light on Leprosy” which goes out nationwide from January 23, with the aim of raising funds so that the CAP project can continue as proposed.


Running for Rights – At the Auckland Marathon 2008!

The Leprosy Mission New Zealand is taking part in the Auckland Marathon 2008, bringing to the attention of NZ’ers that Leprosy still exists, and those affected by this curable disease are in dire need of help to regain their basic human rights.