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Leprosy Friendly Village Desaku
Indonesia
Leprosy Friendly Village Desaku

Villages are important places for people to have community and a sense of belonging. Unfortunately, due to misinformation and a lack of understanding, patients with leprosy are marginalised, feared and discriminated against, even by the health workers who are suppose to be treating them.

Improved Leprosy Services
Timor-Leste
Improved Leprosy Services

The Improved Leprosy Services (ILS) project works in 2 high-endemic districts of Baucau, and Manatuto. Elimination of leprosy was announced in Timor Leste in the 2,000s. Since then, leprosy was not seen as a public health concern and active support for leprosy case finding and treatment ceased. Since leprosy was only eliminated but not eradicated, with limited treatment and management, leprosy cases are again increasing. The Improved Leprosy Services project works towards elimination of leprosy in the 2 identified districts. The project supports the Timor Leste National Leprosy Control Program to work towards strengthening the health system in leprosy detection, diagnosis and management. Collaborating closely with the government Ministry of Health, the project provides training in leprosy diagnosis and management to health workers, conducts active case finding activities to disrupt transmission and increase early detection. The project also supports patients to access regular treatment and learn appropriate self-care to protect themselves.

Strengthening Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease Control in Zamfara
Nigeria
Strengthening Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease Control in Zamfara

This project aims to increase access to quality leprosy, Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) and disability services within an integrated health system for communities in Zamfara, Nigeria. Working closely with the Nigerian Government’s Department of Health to improve health services for people with leprosy and LF, train health workers, and increase access to health clinics at a local level. The project works to integrate leprosy awareness and services into existing health services and communities in Zamfara through supporting the strengthening of general health services. This is done through improving facilities and services in public health centres and hospitals to improve leprosy treatment services. Additionally, the project works to increase services provided at public health centres, such as antenatal care, mental health services, counselling. As increased community members access these services, leprosy screening is routinely provided. Additionally, the project works within communities to improve general health through the provision of clean water in water poor communities, provide assistive devices (prosthetic limbs) and conduct leprosy awareness campaigns. Working towards more inclusive communities by breaking the stigma of leprosy is also a key focus of the project. Self-Help Groups involving people with leprosy and other disabilities are supported to develop stable livelihoods and increase their confidence to become active contributing members of their communities. People with leprosy are taught to advocate for their rights and the project provides support to change processes to ensure their rights are upheld (For example: in ensuring people with leprosy can vote in the national elections).

Vocational Training Centre
India
Vocational Training Centre

The Vadathorasalur, Vocational Training Centre (VTC) provides free quality, co-ed technical education to people in Tamil Nadu aged between 16-40 years, affected by leprosy, disability and those from underprivileged backgrounds. Tamil Nadu in southern India is one of the most industrialised states, with a large number of manufacturing companies. The VTC regularly monitors the employment market and offers courses in trades that are in demand. This maximizes the chances of employment for graduates. The VTC currently offers courses in tailoring, air-conditioning, refrigeration, electrical and automobile mechanics. During their training, students are also educated on disability rights, positive engagement and fair labour conditions. This training is valuable for students when seeking employment after graduation. Additionally short courses are offered offsite through a mobile education service where women are able to attend education in their own villages. After completing a course, over 90% of graduates are able to obtain employment. In addition, the VTC works with businesses in the community to train them on disability inclusion and fair labour conditions. This increases the job opportunities for individuals with leprosy and disability and creates more inclusive communities. In the past year, the VTC supported 374 students through their centre and mobile education. Currently, the VTC is establishing production units where products are made on site and sold to bring in an income for the VTC. This will not only increase their financial independence, but allow opportunities for on the job training for students.

TLC India
TLC India
TLC India

Your monthly gift of tlc will make a real difference. Together, we can stop leprosy, leprosy disability and discrimination in India.

TLC -Education
Nepal TLC
TLC -Education

Your regular gifts will support a young person like Asmita in Nepal who comes from a family where there is leprosy or disability. These families are among the poorest in the community, and offer suffer discrimination, stigmatisation and rejection. The Leprosy Mission aims to support 12 students to university success. 50% of these young people will be girls. In Nepal, young women may miss out on opportunities simply because they are not men. With your help we hope to change this.

Donate to The Leprosy Mission Australia
All
Donate to The Leprosy Mission Australia

By making a general donation, you’ll be making a real difference — curing people of leprosy, preventing or assisting them with their disabilities, providing income-generating opportunities, educating their children, and restoring them to their families and communities.

TLC Nepal
TLC Nepal
TLC Nepal

Your monthly gift of TLC will make a real difference. Together, we can stop leprosy, leprosy disability and discrimination in Nepal.

Where Needed Most
All
Where Needed Most

By making a general donation, you’ll be making a real difference — curing people of leprosy, preventing or assisting them with their disabilities, providing income-generating opportunities, educating their children, and restoring them to their families and communities.

Improved Leprosy Services - Action B
Timor-Leste
Improved Leprosy Services - Action B

The Improved Leprosy Services (ILS) project works in 2 high-endemic districts of Baucau, and Manatuto. Elimination of leprosy was announced in Timor Leste in the 2,000s. Since then, leprosy was not seen as a public health concern and active support for leprosy case finding and treatment ceased. Since leprosy was only eliminated but not eradicated, with limited treatment and management, leprosy cases are again increasing. The Improved Leprosy Services project works towards elimination of leprosy in the 2 identified districts. The project supports the Timor Leste National Leprosy Control Program to work towards strengthening the health system in leprosy detection, diagnosis and management. Collaborating closely with the government Ministry of Health, the project provides training in leprosy diagnosis and management to health workers, conducts active case finding activities to disrupt transmission and increase early detection. The project also supports patients to access regular treatment and learn appropriate self-care to protect themselves.

Urban Leprosy, Kotaku
Indonesia
Urban Leprosy, Kotaku

The urban population, particularly around the capital city of Jakarta is rapidly expanding with rural migration, as people come to the city in search of work. With the high cost of living in cities, many people end up living in urban slums, where there is inadequate housing, poor sanitation, poor hygiene and crowded living environments. These conditions increase the risk of leprosy transmission.

Nepal Self Care Unit- Nepal
Nepal
Nepal Self Care Unit- Nepal

Located on the grounds of Anandaban Hospital (a hospital specialising in leprosy) in Kathmandu, the Self Care Unit (SCU) provides self-care education to people affected by leprosy. People with leprosy often lose sensation in their hands and feet. When there is decreased sensations, wounds and injuries can occur without the person realising. Without pain to let people know the condition of their injuries, wounds and ulcers can become severe and infected. If they are not treated carefully, it can result in limb amputation. Therefore, it is highly important for people with leprosy to learn how to prevent injury and care for their wounds. The SCU provides residential self-care training where patients live at the unit for approximately 2 weeks at a time to learn skills in caring for existing ulcers and skills to prevent further injury. These skills are then practiced in practical daily activities to support patients to learn how to apply their theoretical knowledge to practical every day activities and specific occupational tasks. This allows them to return home equipped with skills to continue their normal activities and occupations without causing further injury or disability. Patients are also provided with counselling sessions to learn strategies to support their mental health. This year, the Self Care Unit will be rebuilt to rectify structural damage caused during the 2015 earthquakes. The new structure will have increased disability accessibility and modernisation of rooms and facilities.

Integrated Mobilisation of People for Active Community Transformation (IMPACT)
Nepal
Integrated Mobilisation of People for Active Community Transformation (IMPACT)

You can give people affected by leprosy and disability in Nepal healing, hope and opportunities they desperately need to lead a healthier and fulfilling future.

TLC - Total Leprosy Cure Monthly Giving
TLC - Total Leprosy Cure Monthly Giving

Your generosity will do amazing things Your monthly support as a Total Loving Cure Partner means that each day those affected by leprosy will receive support such as a decent education, receive medical care they need, and their families are helped to earn an income that will mean they are able to care for their children.

Strengthening Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease Control in Zamfara
Nigeria
Strengthening Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease Control in Zamfara

This project aims to increase access to quality leprosy, Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) and disability services within an integrated health system for communities in Zamfara, Nigeria. Working closely with the Nigerian Government’s Department of Health to improve health services for people with leprosy and LF, train health workers, and increase access to health clinics at a local level. The project works to integrate leprosy awareness and services into existing health services and communities in Zamfara through supporting the strengthening of general health services. This is done through improving facilities and services in public health centres and hospitals to improve leprosy treatment services. Additionally, the project works to increase services provided at public health centres, such as antenatal care, mental health services, counselling. As increased community members access these services, leprosy screening is routinely provided. Additionally, the project works within communities to improve general health through the provision of clean water in water poor communities, provide assistive devices (prosthetic limbs) and conduct leprosy awareness campaigns. Working towards more inclusive communities by breaking the stigma of leprosy is also a key focus of the project. Self-Help Groups involving people with leprosy and other disabilities are supported to develop stable livelihoods and increase their confidence to become active contributing members of their communities. People with leprosy are taught to advocate for their rights and the project provides support to change processes to ensure their rights are upheld (For example: in ensuring people with leprosy can vote in the national elections).

No child should suffer leprosy
Nepal
No child should suffer leprosy

No child should suffer leprosy.Your urgent action now offers new life! Sometimes the suffering is just too much. What Satendra did to try to escape the suffering of leprosy is heartbreaking… Satendra was a boy. Just a boy.

TLC Children KIT 1
TLC Children KIT 1

Leprosy is curable. No child or adult should be excluded from family, community, school or workplace due to the disease.

TLC Education and Training
TLC Education and Training

You can help children receive an education and pursue their dreams. Yes! I want to become a MONTHLY GIVER and provide ongoing support towards the education of young people affected by leprosy.

Supporting the work of Natalie Smith in PNG
Supporting the work of Natalie Smith in PNG

Inclusive Empowerment
India
Inclusive Empowerment

By making a donation to The Inclusive Empowerment Project in India, you’ll be making a real difference —providing micro finance activities, vocational training or helping with advocacy and community issues.

Strengthening Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease Control in Zamfara
Nigeria
Strengthening Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease Control in Zamfara

This project aims to increase access to quality leprosy, Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) and disability services within an integrated health system for communities in Zamfara, Nigeria. Working closely with the Nigerian Government’s Department of Health to improve health services for people with leprosy and LF, train health workers, and increase access to health clinics at a local level. The project works to integrate leprosy awareness and services into existing health services and communities in Zamfara through supporting the strengthening of general health services. This is done through improving facilities and services in public health centres and hospitals to improve leprosy treatment services. Additionally, the project works to increase services provided at public health centres, such as antenatal care, mental health services, counselling. As increased community members access these services, leprosy screening is routinely provided. Additionally, the project works within communities to improve general health through the provision of clean water in water poor communities, provide assistive devices (prosthetic limbs) and conduct leprosy awareness campaigns. Working towards more inclusive communities by breaking the stigma of leprosy is also a key focus of the project. Self-Help Groups involving people with leprosy and other disabilities are supported to develop stable livelihoods and increase their confidence to become active contributing members of their communities. People with leprosy are taught to advocate for their rights and the project provides support to change processes to ensure their rights are upheld (For example: in ensuring people with leprosy can vote in the national elections).

TLC Children
TLC Children

Leprosy is curable. No child or adult should be excluded from family, community, school or workplace due to the disease.

TLC Nigeria
TLC Nigeria
TLC Nigeria

Leprosy is curable. No child or adult should be excluded from family, community, school or workplace due to the disease. Your monthly support helps change attitudes and fight discriminatory laws that exclude leprosy-affected people from society.

Jhapa Leprosy Reduction
Nepal
Jhapa Leprosy Reduction

Following the successful conclusion of the RECLAIM II project, which supported 10 Self-Help Groups to become independent in eastern Nepal, the Jhapa Leprosy Reduction project has been established to increase our focus on reducing leprosy transmission in children under 18 years.

Strengthening Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease Control in Zamfara
Nigeria
Strengthening Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease Control in Zamfara

This project aims to increase access to quality leprosy, Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) and disability services within an integrated health system for communities in Zamfara, Nigeria. Working closely with the Nigerian Government’s Department of Health to improve health services for people with leprosy and LF, train health workers, and increase access to health clinics at a local level. The project works to integrate leprosy awareness and services into existing health services and communities in Zamfara through supporting the strengthening of general health services. This is done through improving facilities and services in public health centres and hospitals to improve leprosy treatment services. Additionally, the project works to increase services provided at public health centres, such as antenatal care, mental health services, counselling. As increased community members access these services, leprosy screening is routinely provided. Additionally, the project works within communities to improve general health through the provision of clean water in water poor communities, provide assistive devices (prosthetic limbs) and conduct leprosy awareness campaigns. Working towards more inclusive communities by breaking the stigma of leprosy is also a key focus of the project. Self-Help Groups involving people with leprosy and other disabilities are supported to develop stable livelihoods and increase their confidence to become active contributing members of their communities. People with leprosy are taught to advocate for their rights and the project provides support to change processes to ensure their rights are upheld (For example: in ensuring people with leprosy can vote in the national elections).

TLC Indonesia
TLC Indonesia
TLC Indonesia

Leprosy is curable. No child or adult should be excluded from family, community, school or workplace due to the disease.

Beat Leprosy — World Leprosy Day 2024
Beat Leprosy — World Leprosy Day 2024

TLC -Tertiary Appeal
Nepal TLC
TLC -Tertiary Appeal

Your regular gift today will support a young person like Anjali in Nepal who comes from a family where there is leprosy or disability. These families are among the poorest in the community, and offer suffer discrimination, stigmatisation and rejection. The Leprosy Mission aims to support 12 students to university success. 50% of these young people will be girls. In Nepal, young women may miss out on opportunities simply because they are not men. With your help we hope to change this.

Strengthening Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease Control in Zamfara
Nigeria
Strengthening Integrated Neglected Tropical Disease Control in Zamfara

This project aims to increase access to quality leprosy, Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) and disability services within an integrated health system for communities in Zamfara, Nigeria. Working closely with the Nigerian Government’s Department of Health to improve health services for people with leprosy and LF, train health workers, and increase access to health clinics at a local level. The project works to integrate leprosy awareness and services into existing health services and communities in Zamfara through supporting the strengthening of general health services. This is done through improving facilities and services in public health centres and hospitals to improve leprosy treatment services. Additionally, the project works to increase services provided at public health centres, such as antenatal care, mental health services, counselling. As increased community members access these services, leprosy screening is routinely provided. Additionally, the project works within communities to improve general health through the provision of clean water in water poor communities, provide assistive devices (prosthetic limbs) and conduct leprosy awareness campaigns. Working towards more inclusive communities by breaking the stigma of leprosy is also a key focus of the project. Self-Help Groups involving people with leprosy and other disabilities are supported to develop stable livelihoods and increase their confidence to become active contributing members of their communities. People with leprosy are taught to advocate for their rights and the project provides support to change processes to ensure their rights are upheld (For example: in ensuring people with leprosy can vote in the national elections).

TLC Timor Leste
TLC Timor-Leste
TLC Timor Leste

Leprosy is curable. No child or adult should be excluded from family, community, school or workplace due to the disease. Your monthly support helps change attitudes and fight discriminatory laws that exclude leprosy-affected people from society.