By JOHN OA, Volunteer The Leprosy Mission Papua New Guinea
Remember Lily? The beautiful 12-year-old girl from PNG?
By NATALIE SMITH Country Leader, The Leprosy Mission Papua New Guinea
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.