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India

India is a rapidly growing country with a booming economy. However, there are many people who are falling through the cracks of its developing healthcare system.

Leprosy in India:

In certain areas of India, the leprosy rates are still some of the highest in the world. Government hospitals are not always able to provide rapid leprosy services for affected people. Through our collaboration with The Leprosy Mission Trust India, we offer specialized treatment for people affected by leprosy.

Lymphatic filariasis (LF), another neglected tropical disease, is also found in some parts of India. These neglected diseases thrive among the poor, who live in crowded urban areas, and without adequate sanitation.

Currently, India is making great strides establishing itself as a leader in leprosy research through its state of the art laboratory, where collaborating and training for emerging researchers occur.

For detailed information on each of our projects, click on the images below for a program summary.

Bihar LF Project Naini Leprosy Hospital
  • Improves treatment, care, and support for leprosy and LF to be timely and effective
  • Provides support for health centres to include leprosy, LF, and disability prevention in their treatment programs
  • Raises awareness for leprosy and LF in communities to reduce stigma surrounding diseases
  • Improves access to government health services for communities
  • Trains health workers in leprosy care to improve health services for affected people
  • Raises awareness of leprosy in communities to reduce stigma
  • Encourages people affected by leprosy to use self‐care to prevent disabilities
Kolkata Hospital Stanley Browne Research Laboratory
  • Educates communities on leprosy to reduce associated stigma
  • Provides specialized treatment, care, and support for those affected by leprosy
  • Increases community access to government health services
  • Empowers people affected by leprosy to care for their bodies to prevent disabilities
  • Investigates the transmission of leprosy bacterium among children from families affected by leprosy
  • Studies leprosy transmission and the early signs of infection, susceptibility factors, and the role of the environment
  • Trains field project staff in research methods so they can assist lab researchers with data collection
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