Stanley Browne Laboratory and Transmission Research
Location: New Delhi, India
Program Length: January 2017 to December 2018
2018 Fundraising Need: $61,500
Why the Program Exists: Leprosy can be cured without complications—but only when it is detected early. However, it is difficult for people living in rural areas to receive early diagnoses because of the lack of access to health services. Improving leprosy programs will help, but before that can happen, we need to know more about leprosy.
Researchers at the Stanley Browne Laboratory in India are investigating leprosy
transmission and effective strategies for rapid diagnosis, infection control and disability management. With this new knowledge, leprosy programs can better accommodate remote communities that are often neglected. Donate Now
• How transmission occurs and which factors will encourage rapid transmission
• Role of the environment in leprosy transmission
• Early signals of infection
• Investigating drug and rehabilitation treatments for people affected by leprosy.
• Development of effective footwear for people affected by leprosy.
• Identifying reasons for delays in detection and treatment among children with disabilities due to leprosy
• Computer-Assisted Design and Computer Assisted Fabrication study to assess the effectiveness of new, specialized footwear for people with leprosy.
• Nerve decompression using Laproscopy technique, which will reduce the amount of scarring and the patient’s hospital stay. This will also form a basis to study the effectiveness of nerve decompression for treatment of acute neuritis in leprosy.
Researchers can better understand leprosy transmission and contribute to improving life for people with leprosy. They just need your support.
The local researchers at the Stanley Browne Laboratory are working hard at the frontline of transmission and disease-control research. With the help of two hospitals in the Chattisgarh and West Bengal districts that serve more than 160,000 people affected by leprosy, researchers can gather important data for their investigations. Many data collection happens at the household and community level in Champa and Purulia. Field workers are able to interact with the people we serve directly to view their personal circumstances and how they might be tied to leprosy transmission.
Your Gift Will Go Towards:
• Funding ground-breaking research projects on leprosy transmission, disease and infection
control in families, and early diagnosis methods
• Training field workers in effective data collection and analysis methods so scientists can use the most accurate information possible in their research
• Improving leprosy field programs by training project staff to identify areas for improvement and make necessary changes
With your support, scientists can conduct important leprosy research that will improve leprosy control programs to benefit endemic regions.