The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) Vadathorasalur Hospital and Inclusive Empowerment Project (IEP) in Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu, provided specialised leprosy services in a health camp organised by Dr Santhosh Kumar, Block Medical Officer, Thiyagadurugam block, in TLM Vadathorasalur campus, on October 23. The camp was inaugurated by Dr Sudhakar, Deputy Director, Tuberculosis division.
On October 16, the Deputy Director, Leprosy (DDL), Nagai district, Tamil Nadu, organised a prevention of impairment and disability (POID) camp for leprosy patients, at Sirkazhi government hospital. As requested by the DDL, The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) mobile therapy unit team, under the leadership of Mr Manivannan attended the camp and supported the government health officials with their disability prevention expertise.
The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s Women As Change Agents (WACA) Project attached to TLM Kothara Hospital, Maharashtra, organised a one-day training for eight WACA champions on WACA and leprosy. These women champions are leprosy-cured and are working for their communities. The project identified their potential and encouraged them to be champions. The training focused on women affected by leprosy becoming change agents in active governance and leadership roles, along with a dignified living. The project also conducted a session on leprosy, its signs and symptoms and multi-drug therapy. This will help the women champions educate their community members on leprosy and help in early treatment.
The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI) has become one of the first institutions in the world to use 3D-printed hand splints for correcting deformities caused by leprosy… and this, because of a 3D printer donated by TLMTI’s donors.
The Community Intervention Unit attached to The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) hospital in Shahdara, Delhi, along with TLMTI’s WACA (Women as Change Agents) project celebrated Gandhi Jayanthi on 2 October at the community hall near Green Field Public School, Tahirpur, Delhi. A total of 100 people affected by leprosy and their families, youth, and women champions took part in the celebration.