The aim of this project in Mozambique is to ensure that fewer people are left with a disability as a result of leprosy and lymphatic filariasis.
This three-year project launched in April of 2015 and focuses on finding cases of lymphatic filariasis (LF) and leprosy before a disability sets in with people living in the Zambezia Province of Mozambique. It also looks at helping those who already have a disability by finding ways to reintegrate them into work and society. We are working alongside the Netherlands Leprosy Relief to do this.
We want to ensure that fewer people are left with a disability as a result of leprosy and LF but we also want to work with those who are already living with one to make life a little easier for them. That means supporting women and men in their reintegration into the economic mainstream and society.
This contributes to our overall objective of enabling children, women and men affected by leprosy and LF to overcome disease, poverty, and prejudice.
The project aims tackles health issues by actively looking for cases of LF and leprosy but, it also looks at ways of helping those already impacted by disease.
We have reached 134 people in the Zambezia area and the majority of those have been referred through our community champions who are actively finding cases of LF and leprosy.
We hope that overall this will:
To help us continue this vital work for in Mozambique, you can check out our fundraise page where you can explore ways or running, cycling and even baking helping to fundraise for Lepra!