Blog

Guest bloggers from around The Leprosy Mission share about their work, thoughts and experiences, covering a range of topics from a variety of perspectives.

  • 3 reasons this leprosy charity fights poverty
    3 reasons this leprosy charity fights poverty
    • 14 October 2019
    Leprosy is a disease that preys upon the poorest in our communities; transforming people and communities gives us the power to defeat leprosy and bring fullness of life.
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  • The case for governments to address the mental health of people affected by leprosy
    The case for governments to address the mental health of people affected by leprosy
    • 08 October 2019
    Sadly, the mental health of persons affected by leprosy and other NTDs is yet to become a priority for governments in NTD endemic countries. This is something we ought to change right away.
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  • Why the leprosy community cannot afford to ignore mental health
    Why the leprosy community cannot afford to ignore mental health
    • 07 October 2019
    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.
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  • How you can buy gifts made by people affected by leprosy
    How you can buy gifts made by people affected by leprosy
    • 03 October 2019
    With TLM’s online shop, you are able to buy products that have been made by some of the poorest and most marginalised people in the world and help them to make a living.
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  • Niger fact file: one of the world’s poorest countries
    Niger fact file: one of the world’s poorest countries
    • 27 September 2019
    Here's a little look at one of the countries we work in. It's one of the poorest countries in the world, but we're working hard to defeat leprosy and transform lives across the country.
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  • How working with the UN has changed the lives of people affected by leprosy
    How working with the UN has changed the lives of people affected by leprosy
    • 26 September 2019
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  • How the fight to defeat leprosy changed this September
    How the fight to defeat leprosy changed this September
    • 20 September 2019
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  • What does defeating leprosy really look like worldwide?
    What does defeating leprosy really look like worldwide?
    • 13 September 2019
    To really defeat leprosy worldwide requires more than just supplying medical treatment. Our vision is for total transformation. This is a little glimpse from our Global Review, which demonstrates just how varied our work is.
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  • The International Leprosy Congress: A launch pad to defeating leprosy?
    The International Leprosy Congress: A launch pad to defeating leprosy?
    • 06 September 2019
    Every four to five years the International Leprosy Congress (ILC) takes place. This year it is taking place in Manila between 11-13 September, and there is a buzz leading in to it, as increased partnership has broadened our horizons in recent years.
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  • How we are equipping leprosy advocates all over the world
    How we are equipping leprosy advocates all over the world
    • 12 July 2019
    We want to see people all over the world advocating with and for people affected by leprosy. We know that, together, we can make a difference.
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