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Blog articles

Leprosy – a beacon for democracy

Unlocking human rights: an exclusive interview with UN Special Rapporteur Beatriz Miranda Galarza on combating discrimination against persons affected by leprosy

TLM representatives outside the UN building in New York
5 of the biggest moments in 2023 in the fight to end leprosy

As we move closer to the day when leprosy is a thing of the past, each passing year brings with it major milestones - these are some of the biggest of 2023

A magnet in the shape of Florida
Leprosy in Florida: What you need to know and what you should do

In this article, we aim to equip you with all the information you need if you are worried about leprosy in Florida or elsewhere.

TLM representatives outside the UN building in New York
How was leprosy represented at the UN's disability conference and was it enough?

The Leprosy Mission attended the UN's 16th Conference of State Parties on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability in June 2023.

Members of OPALCO - DR Congo's Leprosy Peoples' Organisation - laughing together in a meeting
How are partnerships with leprosy peoples’ organisations making our work stronger?

Leprosy Peoples’ Organisations must find themselves at the heart of efforts to defeat leprosy in the years to come.

TLM-sponsored delegates from Nepal attending the International Leprosy Congress
11 reasons we are thankful for 2022

There are many reasons that we can be thankful in 2022, especially as this is the first year that our operations – particularly our hospitals - were not significantly affected by the pandemic. Here’s a look at 11 reasons we are feeling grateful at the end of 2022.

A young man with a book smiles at the camera in DR Congo
Here is how every NTD programme can begin to prioritise inner wellbeing

What does it mean to formalise inner wellbeing in our work this way and how could you do it too?

King Viserys looked very unwell in front of the Iron Throne
King Viserys’ Illness: What did House of the Dragon get right and wrong?

As the world’s oldest and largest leprosy NGO, we do a deep dive on whether the king really does have leprosy.

Niranjan from Bihar is a happy patient at our Delhi hospital
Why don’t our hospitals only focus on leprosy?

How does a broader medical focus help us to achieve our goal of zero leprosy? Dr Rajeev Nathan, Medical Superintendent of TLM Community Hospital, New Delhi, explains more.

A woman speaks at a local forum in Sri Lanka
What is expected from governments in the fight to defeat leprosy?

Within the leprosy sector, governments are a crucial and necessary partner on our journey to a world without leprosy. But what is expected from governments?

3 ways that putting persons affected by leprosy at the centre of the conversation will defeat leprosy stigma

We need to put persons affected by leprosy at the centre of all of these conversations. It is not a magic answer, a silver bullet that will solve all our problems, but it is the only way we’ll make real progress.

Storytelling, the key to defeating leprosy stigma?

The TLM Myanmar team found that the best way to raise awareness, defeat stigma, and increase the number of leprosy cases they found was to hear the stories of persons affected by leprosy.