Bangladesh

  • DBLM (Danish Bangladesh Leprosy Mission) hospitalDBLM (Danish Bangladesh Leprosy Mission) hospital

DBLM (Danish Bangladesh Leprosy Mission) hospital

Providing specialist leprosy treatment and general medical services for people affected by leprosy and the local community, DBLM Hospital is the only reconstructive surgery referral centre in Bangladesh.  This project is supporting the treatment of people affected by leprosy at the hospital and is also training Government health workers in leprosy to help strengthen the Government  health system, and improve early diagnosis and treatment of leprosy.

Advocacy for Empowerment (AEP)

The AEP project is an innovative approach to leprosy services, working with partner organisations to raise awareness and identify new leprosy cases. The activities focus on sensitizing policy makers to problems faced by people with leprosy, increasing the awareness of communities, reducing stigma and promoting rights of people affected by leprosy, as well as actively screening for the disease. The project works across the south-west of Bangladesh.

Chittagong Hill Tracts project

Chittagong Hill Tracts is a remote, tribal area of Bangladesh, with very poor health coverage.  This project is focused on early detection and treatment of leprosy, but is also supporting the rehabilitation of people affected by leprosy and people with other disabilities.