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Small project, Big impact

16 Mar 2020 | Author: The Leprosy Mission Australia

In this month’s KIT, you’ve read about Rose (pictured, above with Esther) from Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Because Rose was diagnosed relatively early, she will have fewer challenges.

One of the biggest challenges in PNG is the difficult terrain, and few roads.

To combat this the team in PNG is training health workers in Western District (where 30% of leprosy cases in PNG occur) how to use LEARNs – The Leprosy Alert and Response Network System.

This is a mobile phone tool which will allow earlier diagnosis by sharing photos with healthcare professionals. To fund the training of health workers in Western District to use LEARNS costs $1,710.

This smaller project is a great way to ensure more children like Rose receive treatment early and helps prevent disability.

The earlier someone is diagnosed with leprosy, the less likely they are to have a long-term impairment.

Would you and some friends like to prevent disability caused by leprosy by funding a smaller project? Below are five small projects which have a big impact, for your consideration…

impact project

Please pray for these projects and that they will be funded by generous supporters like you.

Pray the workers as they are challenged by difficult terrain and that they can be effective in preventing leprosy caused disability.

Pray for each patient that makes contact with each program.

For more projects or if you and some friends want to fund one of the projects below, please contact The Leprosy Mission Australia office on 1800 537 767 or

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