I help to trace leprosy in my villageLocal volunteer July
In Indonesia, NLR supports the Ministry’s leprosy programme and plays an important role in training health staff on how leprosy is contracted, detecting leprosy signs and symptoms, how leprosy spreads, and leprosy treatment.
NLR Indonesia also developed the leprosy-friendly villages model. In these villages, healthcare workers and community members are sensitised to leprosy’s early symptoms to stimulate timely patient referral. Meanwhile, peer counselling pilots help reduce social exclusion. In its area of operation, a reduction in the number of new leprosy cases has been noted. Amongst remaining newly detected cases, percentages of child cases and disability grade 2 cases were reduced significantly.
Besides stopping the transmission of leprosy and promoting self-care, we strengthen our disability inclusion partners in management, rights-based approaches, and lobby and advocacy work.
New patients diagnosed and treated
People informed and educated on general disabilities
Direct contacts treated preventitive
Children received financial support for education
Promoting disabled people’s rights
Learn how we include people living with disabilities caused by leprosy and other diseases by promoting disability-inclusive development.
Fighting stigma and social exclusion
Beyond the physical effects of leprosy, patients experience prejudice that separates them from society. Find out how we fight stigma and social exclusion.