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Democratic Republic of Congo

Four of our team members in DR Congo

TLM DR Congo consists of a small team of 20 Congolese staff working from their office in the capital, Kinshasa, and in health districts that are endemic with leprosy (Kasai, Kasai Central, Kongo Central, Maniema, Sankuru, and South-Kivu).

TLM DR Congo’s Work

All of TLM’s projects in DR Congo have two main goals. The first is for persons affected by leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases to have access to integrated quality service in each district. The second goal is to create long-term sustainable improvements in the lives of communities affected by leprosy with which TLM works. The DR Congo team works alongside churches and local organisations to encourage decision-makers to make health services available to all. They are also improving the capacity of several actors and partners in the leprosy field.

TLM DR Congo’s Partnerships

TLM is well-regarded in DR Congo, especially by the Evangelical Church, for the quality of their cross-cultural mission staff. Dr. John Harris contributed much to this positive reputation during his work there until the 1980s. TLM DR Congo is a partner of the Church of Christ in DR Congo and also works closely with Disabled Peoples’ Organisations and the Association of People Affected by Leprosy (OPALCO). TLM DR Congo’s country leader is Yvonne Kavuo.

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