Urban slum health & development programme, Mirpur
Working with The Salvation Army, the project is working to improve the health of slum dwellers in the Mirpur District of Dhaka, an area where leprosy is prevalent, through disease control and community development. The project has established a clinic in the slum which provides medical care, health education, advice on self-care, and activities to detect and treat new cases of leprosy.
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 year's funding specifically focuses on reconstructive surgery for people affected by leprosy and surgery for children with other conditions e.g. burns and cleft palate.