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Training and Capacity Building

Students at Mawlamyine Hospital Training School, Myanmar
© Ruth Towell

We empower existing health structures

The more healthcare workers who can spot the signs of leprosy, the more chance we have of getting people treatment quickly, thereby reducing the risk of leprosy disabilities and the risk that they may spread the disease to others.

To achieve this, we run training sessions with general healthcare workers across the countries we work in. We ensure these professionals can spot the early symptoms of leprosy and provide a patient with MDT treatment (Multi-Drug Therapy, the treatment for leprosy), as well as ensuring they can support people with leprosy-related disabilities or can refer them to a place that can support them.

Educating leprosy-affected communities

As well as educating healthcare workers, we also run leprosy awareness training in communities where leprosy transmission is occurring. Our teams provide people with information about the early symptoms of leprosy and ensure that people know the importance of coming forward to receive free MDT medication.

29,182 Training days in public health provided by TLM for the staff of TLM, other NGOs and Government in 2020.