15-year-old Pankaj would often look at his right foot and ask himself why his ulcer did not heal. He has seen many doctors in his native village in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Their ointments and antibiotics did not work, rather his ulcer got worse. He often sat by himself as he could not go out and play.
The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI), over the last few years, developed over 240 Champions (persons affected by leprosy) who have overcome the challenges of leprosy to champion the cause of people affected by leprosy, from across the country. TLMTI, through its CREATE project, organised a 2-day national meet of the Champions in New Delhi, from November 27-28, 2018.
The Global Disability Summit hosted by the UK Department for International Development (UK DFID), along with the International Disability Alliance, and the Government of Kenya, in London, UK, on July 24, 2018, has resulted in 170 ambitious commitments from all over the world to take action on stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities.
Identifying the best way of doing something (best practices) and sharing them is critical to continuous improvement. This helps bring everyone up to their highest level of performance. And that’s what The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) CREATE project, along with National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities (NIEPMD) (http://www.niepmd.tn.nic.in/
), did in a 3-day national-level workshop for sharing best practices by DPOs (disabled peoples’ organisations).
The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) Naini Hospital, in Uttar Pradesh, along with TLMTI’s CREATE project organised a blood donation camp on April 14 at the hospital. Students of Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Rotary Club, and Evangelical Union students, Allahabad, took part in the camp. The camp was organised to collect blood for free supply to leprosy patients undergoing treatment at the hospital.