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Blog articles

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.

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 man affected by leprosy in Niger sits on a mat, wearing sunglasses. He lost his site due to leprosy.
How does leprosy damage eyes?

Sadly, leprosy remains the world’s leading cause of preventable disabilities. Among these disabilities is damage to the eyes. Here’s your guide to leprosy and the eyes.

Filomena, with Village Volunteer Tasiana ,and District Supervisor, Martin in Mozambique
We aim to end leprosy transmission by 2035, but we won’t stop there

Our work will not be finished in 2035. There will still be millions of people living with the consequences of leprosy and we must continue to care for them.

Why the leprosy community cannot afford to ignore mental health

Leprosy is a socially stigmatised disease – it affects not just the physical, but the mental and social, as well. If we only treat leprosy physically, we are not treating it completely.