Empowering women affected by leprosy to be agents of change in their communities
MAHARASHTRA: 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.