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Blog articles

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.

Members of the community stand together with baskets containing crabs
How crab farming has transformed a whole community in Papua New Guinea

This innovative crab-farming project has been turning heads within the leprosy sector because it has transformed a whole community.

A girl in Sri Lanka wearing a face mask
5 reasons we were thankful in 2021

Covid-19 continued to hit communities hard throughout 2021, but we still have reasons to be thankful.

Phulti was sent to live in a cave by her family, but now she receives care at TLM's Anandaban Hospital. Here she poses for a photo with Ruth, from the TLM staff.
Lessons from the frontline of mental health and leprosy

Ruth and Bishnu from TLM Nepal share some of the lessons they’ve learnt from the frontline of mental health care for persons affected by leprosy.

A grandmother in a village in Bangladesh holds her grandson while her husband talks to him
Nobel Prize 2021: the link between touch, mental health, and physical wellbeing

As the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is awarded for discoveries related to touch and feeling, Jannine Ebenso of The Leprosy Mission considers why this is a poignant moment for people who have experienced leprosy across the world.

Calling on Philanthropic Foundations for World Leprosy Day 2022

We are supporting the Sasakawa Health Foundation's Global Appeal 2022, which is asking for the support of philanthropic foundations across the world.