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Alex and Pam Packet - TLM Heroes

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Alex began working with TLM in 1970 when he went to Papua New Guinea (PNG) to join the team in the Southern Highlands District as a Leprosy Control Officer. TLM were acting as agents for the Public Health Department in that District and Alex’s role was to conduct total population surveys, identify those people who had leprosy, and commence their treatment and follow up care. This was a role he continued for 6 years, eventually becoming Provincial Leprosy Officer for Southern Highland Province. It was while in PNG that Alex met and married Pam.

Following sabbatical leave Alex, Pam and family went to Tanzania in 1979 where Alex was the Hospital Administrator and eventually Centre Manager for the Diocese of Central Tanganyika Leprosy Centre at Hombolo.

Returning from Tanzania in 1985, Alex continued with TLM Australia (TLMA) as State Director for Victoria with national responsibilities for TLMA publications until 1992.

Pam met Alex while she was working in PNG and says she ‘married into TLM’ when they married in 1973. Pam was active in many aspects of TLM’s work in PNG, Tanzania and Victoria, Australia.

Pam was elected to the Australian Board of TLM in 1994, serving until 2014 and was Chair 2012 - 2014. Pam was an International Board member from 2014-2018, with various committee responsibilities. Pam is a member of the TLMA National Council and was made a Life Member of TLM in 2014.

Pam and Alex continue to support TLM through the TLMA Mornington Peninsula Support Group. They have led mission exposure trips to Nepal and continue to bring their experience and insight to many parts of the organisation, for which we are truly grateful. We thank them for their continued support.