School Screening Blitz to Protect Children From Leprosy

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Join the 90 day Blitz to Screen 1,600 school children!

Right now, The Leprosy Mission in Timor-Leste is working hard to screen 1,600 schoolchildren for leprosy.

Your support means any cases identified can be stopped from being contagious within 24-48 hours. By finding cases early, we will prevent disability, stop leprosy spreading and bring real hope of eradicating this ancient disease in Timor-Leste forever.

Just $5 can help screen a student for leprosy.

Your donation, combined 5:1 with funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, will power forward this work, along with other urgent action across Timor- Leste – provided we can raise the funds needed to meet our commitment.

Your support helps find hidden cases of leprosy, like Emiliana.

“My friends told me I was cursed and received this disease because my father left us before I was born.

They would tease me at school and run away from me at lunch time… I tried to laugh and make jokes to forget… But I do not forget.”

But because of caring people like you, Emiliana overcame leprosy. It was possible because, with your support, The Leprosy Mission found her.

Now, instead of leprosy, disability and teasing…Emiliana is planning to be a Midwife!


Emilia was found and was given the right treatment and didn’t have to suffer needlessly anymore. That’s why screening is important: to find hidden cases like Emiliana’s.



Your total country plan

Our Goal
• Zero Transmission of leprosy in Timor-Leste
• Achieve by 2035

What we do together
• Train doctors in leprosy diagnosis and management
• Train lab technicians in slit skin smear testing
• Screen schools and communities for leprosy
• Run leprosy awareness programs
• Promote advocacy with key stakeholders

Skin check for signs of leprosy during a School Screening campaign

Your School Screen Blitz Project


  • 4 municipalities
  • Baucau, Dili, Manatuto, Oecusse
  • NB: these areas have high rates of leprosy


  • 1,600 children
  • 4 schools


  • Screen children for leprosy
  • Support treatment of identified cases
  • Raise community awareness of leprosy
  • Fight mistreatment of children with leprosy

Your donation will be directed to where you are needed most urgently in Timor-Leste to achieve Zero Transmission of leprosy!

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).  You can also choose to give via direct deposit into our bank account: The Leprosy Mission Australia account: BSB: 013225 No:297114729.
For donations from outside Australia, we recommend an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using SWIFT. Please use this SWIFT code: ANZBAU3M
If donating via direct deposit, please include your name as the “Reference” and notify us at so we can provide you with your tax receipt.

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