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Papua New Guinea

TLM Papua New Guinea’s role is to support the Government’s National Leprosy Elimination Programme to ensure people affected by leprosy are detected and treated with available and accessible leprosy treatment.

TLM Papua New Guinea’s Work

TLM Papua New Guinea focuses on helping individuals and households affected by leprosy and disability secure improved incomes. They also work with other NGOs in Papua New Guinea to make sure that people affected by leprosy and disability are intentionally included in their programmes. In the autonomous region of Bougainville, TLM Papua New Guinea works with the Ministry of Health, community leaders, and other agencies to implement the Bougainville Healthy Communities Programme. This large programme trains village leaders and village health volunteers to educate the people on disease prevention, health practices, and their rights to health care. TLM’s country leader in Papua New Guinea is Natalie Smith.

1,606 people in PNG received livelihood support through TLM in 2020