Timor Leste

World Disability Day: A Better World For All

By Janice Caza, The Leprosy Mission Australia International Programs Officer

One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability. Persons with disabilities, on average as a group, are more likely to experience adverse socioeconomic outcomes th...

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Stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Timor Leste

Dr. Teem-Wing Yip is an Australian doctor who’s been a supporter of the Leprosy Mission since she spent an elective with Heather and Trevor Smith in McKean Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre when she was a medical student.  She’s been living and working in Dili, Timor-Leste, sinc...

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Please keep praying: “I feel like I had died already.”

Many patients take Multi-Drug Therapy (MDT) and are cured from leprosy within a year.

But some like Martinha in Timor Leste suffer a terrible reaction.

“I was kept in hospital for 3 months. It was very serious… I couldn’t move. I could only open my eyes to eat. The doctor was so ...

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Restored because of you, thank you!

Once shunned due to leprosy, Joel is now a man with a vision. “I want to see people with leprosy access everything – education, and their rights!”

In Timor Leste, Joel’s experience was like so many with leprosy – one of loss.

In 2005, he found leprosy patches on his face. He lost...

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“Thank you for your prayers and support for Timor Leste”

Afliana Lisnahan Reis (Nona), Country Leader, The Leprosy Mission Timor Leste

A big thank you, greetings, and blessings to all Australian Leprosy Mission supporters! We are committed to working on the new global ‘Triple Zero’ leprosy strategy in Timor Leste.

Our three projects wo...

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You’re helping to find, cure and heal dads like Agustino AND their families! Thank you.

When Agustino’s sister, Nofia, was diagnosed and treated by The Leprosy Mission in Timor Leste, this family’s leprosy story didn’t just start or end there…

Your Better Health Project’s contact tracing activities revealed Nofia’s eldest brother was treated for leprosy almost 10 ye...

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