Kila runs a fish business in Papua New Guinea. When The Leprosy Mission Papua New Guinea started visiting her village, the staff helped her further develop her skills. Now she is sharing her knowledge by mentoring people affected by leprosy and disability — thanks to your support!
At the start of the 21st century, leprosy was declared eliminated as a public health problem in Papua New Guinea. This meant less than 1 new case of leprosy per 10,000 people.
Thresia lives in Papua New Guinea. She was diagnosed with leprosy when she was just 8 years old.
Volunteers in Papua New Guinea make it possible for the small team at The Leprosy Mission Papua New Guinea to make a bigger impact!
In Papua New Guinea, Emanuel, aged 30, and Renagi, aged 28, are proud parents of four children. They are both affected by leprosy and so are two of their children.
“Stretch out your hand to touch and heal them...” —The Leprosy Mission Prayer