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.
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.
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.
This programme works to ensure that people affected by leprosy and/or disability are able to access information, help and support to which they are entitled.
A look at the latest mental health research that is being conducted by our team in Nigeria
The Neglected Mind-Skin Link project is piloting the WHO Guide on Mental Health and NTD Integration.
Developing guidelines for leprosy centres and health centres to promote and support self-care with a particular emphasis on prevention of recurrence of ulcers in the community.