The facts:

This project is based in the Junagarh block of Kalahandi district in India and is designed to tackle tuberculosis (TB), a disease that scientifically is quite similar to leprosy.

The aim:

The aim of this project is to contribute to the government's national TB control programme in Kalahandi district and to improve people’s access to treatment.

What exactly are we doing?

We support the local government by examining people’s sputum to see if they have contracted TB. From there we provide treatment via the DOTS system which involves taking a steady course of medication over a sustained period of time. We counsel pateints so they fully understand this and answer any questions they may have.

We also visit local schools to teach them about the signs of TB and leprosy so they are aware of what to look for. This is really important in ensuring people don’t have to live with a severe disabilty as a result of an undetected disease.

How you can help?

All it takes is £4 for one of our staff members to counsel a TB patient through the treatment system they will need to go through. You can make this happen by clicking below.