NLR has been active in Mozambique since 1996, covering the Northern provinces of Zambézia, Nampula, and Niassa. Here we provide technical support to the Central Leprosy Programme of the government of Mozambique.
It is often difficult to reach the patients. They live very remoteLeprosy doctor Sadraque Xavier
In Mozambique, NLR helps health professionals at provincial and district levels detect early symptoms of leprosy and other disabling diseases. We also support the Ministry of Health in the creation of systems that capture and manage NTDs. At the community level, we raise awareness for leprosy causes, leprosy symptoms, and early treatment in the context of self-help groups. Self-help groups manage complications while creating an environment free from social exclusion, discrimination, and stigma.
Working directly with provincial and district NTD departments, we propose methods that include persons affected by leprosy and other NTDs. We champion innovation in early-stage detection and diagnostic methods, which are tested and embraced by health professionals. For example, more than 60 professionals use our leprosy skin test “SkinApp” to diagnose and confirm skin diseases.
What have we achieved in Mozambique?
Our results of last year
New patients diagnosed and treated
Local actors voicing concerns and needs of persons affected by leprosy
Persons affected by leprosy with improved socio-economic situation
Health staff trained on leprosy
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