Many patients take Multi-Drug Therapy (MDT) and are cured from leprosy within a year.
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!”
Afliana Lisnahan Reis (Nona), Country Leader, The Leprosy Mission Timor Leste
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…
Luiza is a 23 year old woman from Laleia, Manatuto in Timor Leste. A year or so ago, when the first patches began appearing on her skin, Luiza didn’t know what was happening to her.
You may remember Nelson, your Community-Based Rehabilitation Project Coordinator in Timor Leste. He was going to visit Australia last year – but he didn’t make it! The day of his flight he was involved in a motorcycle accident and severely damaged his leg! This was distressing enough in itself, but for Nelson, the recovery had an extra degree of difficulty. He already wears a caliper on his other leg.