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WHERE WE WORK


Zimbabwe

Although officially eliminated for more than a decade, there are growing concerns amongst international and medical professionals that leprosy is, in fact, on the rise. 

While the numbers of people affected by leprosy in southern African countries may be small compared to those in India, there are concerns that the disease is re-emerging and that government, NGO and private health staff no longer have the knowledge and expertise to properly identify and treat the disease. 

In November 2019, Lepra’s Chief Executive, Geoff Prescott signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kate Macpherson, Secretary of John Bradburne Memorial Society (JBMS) in order to collaborate on leprosy work in Zimbabwe.

The Memorandum is focused on helping those affected by leprosy in the Mutemwa Leprosy Care Centre in Zimbabwe and in using this centre as a model for the southern African Region.