Leprosy is the oldest recorded disease in the world. Today, about 180,000 people worldwide are infected with leprosy, according to the World Health Organization, most of them in Africa and Asia. Luckily, since the 1950's there is a cure and cases have drastically declined in the recent decade. Colour the World has helped since the beginning. With strong partners on the ground we built an orphanage, a clinic and an operation theatre.