can help screen 10 children
can help screen 20 children
can help screen 40 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.
“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!
• 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
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