• Community health work to detect new cases of leprosy in Bangladesh

Danish Bangladesh Leprosy Mission (DBLM) 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 research.

Advocacy for Empowerment

This project is a new approach to leprosy services; working with partner organisations to raise awareness and identify new leprosy cases. The activities focus on working with policy makers, increasing the awareness of communities, reducing stigma and promoting the rights of people affected by leprosy. It works across south-west Bangladesh alongside partners the Church of Bangladesh Social Development Programme, Banchte Shekha (BS) and MUKTI Nari-O-Shishu Unnayan Sangstha.

Chittagong Hill Tracts project

The project is working in partnership with other NGOs/Federations to improve government health systems to become effective for leprosy and leprosy complications. It will partner with other NGOs/Federations and self-help-groups to engage in advocacy and awareness around leprosy, rabies and disability. The project will support self-help groups to establish umbrella federations for Community Based Livelihood and advocate to the government health service for primary healthcare services for their members.

Leprosy field research

The main aim of this project is to provide a platform for the further development of high quality field studies which will provide evidence for improving leprosy control in the future and the clinical care of leprosy affected people. The project will include the successful completion of current research and will establish new research projects. Investing in core research costs will enable the development of new innovations in leprosy treatment and care.