Focus on developing and retaining leprosy expertise

Since 1980, The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s Training Unit, in Naini, Uttar Pradesh is actively involved in capacity-building of medical and paramedical professionals from the government and development sectors in India and abroad.

The strengths of the training include a high leprosy caseload providing the clinical spectrum of leprosy and its complications, experienced and committed faculty, and a robust infrastructure (audio-visual aids, well-equipped classrooms, a well-stocked library, boarding, lodging and recreation facilities). The training is need-based and job-oriented and scheduled courses and in-service trainings are conducted throughout the year.

Some of the people who underwent training have this to say.

  • About the training: “Study materials are easy to understand. The training covers all aspects of leprosy, such as screening, diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation.” “The training is good because there are many things we don’t come across as physiotherapists, which I have learnt only here.”
  • About the faculty: “They are very knowledgeable, hardworking, and interactive; they are like friends. They are more punctual than the trainees.”
  • About the lectures: “I saw many rare presentations on leprosy which I would have missed out if I hadn’t come for the training.”