This Christmas you can make sure that children like these receive an early diagnosis, get the cure in time, and really quick and effective care for ulcers and injuries so they don't get infected wounds, gangrene and risk losing their limbs.
The children in our nativity have seen the horror of people with leprosy on the wards who didn't get the help they needed in time. They've seen people who have lost their eyesight and those who have had to have limbs amputated. But they've also seen other children leaving with MDT which cures leprosy in their hands, their wounds cleansed and bound, walking into a bright future after surgery. They can see the difference. These children deserve the absolute best.
We need to act now. We cannot let another child down. We can't let any child live in fear of shame, in fear of being disabled, in fear of being scarred and attacked by this terrible disease.
Let's make this a Christmas for them to remember.