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Please use the INCREASED 5:1 Grant to help

people in danger from leprosy in Timor Leste!

Leprosy is curable!
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As you know, COVID shut down overseas travel for two years.

This meant it was only in May this year that our Program Manager, Andrew Newmarch, was able to get into Timor Leste, go to the villages where you are working, and monitor your ministry first-hand.

You’ll see from Andrew’s Field Report that there are wonderful achievements right across Timor Leste – 972 people with leprosy cared for, 695 health staff trained …

… and amazing stories of people helped – like Busalaili. But there are challenges that require us to make a fresh start.

Please download Andrew’s report now to find out more.

GOOD NEWS! The Australian Government

has INCREASED our 5:1 Grant!

Your donation to this project will be combined with funding from the Australian Government to reach more people. The Leprosy Mission Australia has committed to contribute $1 for every $5 received from the Australian government. Your donation will allow us to extend programs.

Your 5:1 donation will make more smiles like these...

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Using our 3 Step Program we’ll be able to make more amazing transformations like Nadia’s

As you can see in the photo on the right, Nadia had skin patches from leprosy. She was given MDT (Multi-Drug Therapy), and took it for 7 months, then on and off for 14 months. The family explained this was partly due to running out of MDT, but also because it was some distance to go to the clinic to get more.

The other challenge was that Nadia had reactions to the medications. This led our Leprosy Mission nurse, Virgilio da Costa Bomvida, to bring Nadia Prednisolone and new MDT.

Thankfully her treatment has completely cleared her patches. You can see the joy in her face. With your loving care we’ll bring joy to many more people suffering the effects of leprosy.


The Improved Leprosy Services Project supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). Thanks to ANCP, this project is able to help improve the well-being of people affected by leprosy in Timor-Leste.

The Leprosy Mission Australia has agreed to raise $1 from caring supporters like you for EVERY $5 of the Government’s grant. Every donation you make to this project will be combined with funding from the Australian Government to reach more people. What this means for you is that your donation right now through The Leprosy Mission Australia increases in impact FIVE TIMES the impact of your kindness and generosity (until the grant is fully subscribed). Your donation will allow us to extend our programs.

Please note: Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible. Due to added security measures, donations below $10 can no longer be processed online. To make a gift $9 or less, please call us on 1800 LEPROSY (1800 537 767). 

If the area of need becomes fully funded, your gift will go where most needed.