Blog

Insight into our work across the globe, as well as our thoughts and perspectives on the fight against leprosy today. 

  • World Toilet Day: How toilets can help us defeat leprosy
    World Toilet Day: How toilets can help us defeat leprosy
    • 14 November 2019
    Every year the world marks World Toilet Day on 19 November. The day is designed to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. The message is that toilets are life-savers, and, in the leprosy world, they can be life-changers, too.
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  • The challenge of leprosy support in one of the world’s largest countries
    The challenge of leprosy support in one of the world’s largest countries
    • 08 November 2019
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  • Could we be about to repeal all of India’s leprosy-related discriminatory laws?
    Could we be about to repeal all of India’s leprosy-related discriminatory laws?
    • 25 October 2019
    Across the world there are around 140 laws that explicitly discriminate against people affected by leprosy. Of this number, 105 are in India.
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  • 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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