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The Leprosy Mission Finland


The Leprosy Mission Finland works towards a world
without leprosy.

Today over 170 000 children, women and men get leprosy diagnosis every year. Good news is that leprosy can be cured. However 3-5 million people suffer of lifelong handicaps from untreated or late detected leprosy.

We aim to:
– No new leprosy cases by 2035
– No new leprosy disabled by 2035
– No discrimination by 2035
– For those already affected a chance for life in its
fullness, health and dignity.

At our stand you can discuss and get more information about leprosy and our work, get Mission Leprosy newsletter, try our quiz, join TLM Finland as a member, volunteer or donor.

The Leprosy Mission Finland is a member of The International Leprosy Mission (TLM) family. TLM works in 30 countries, and celebrates in 2024 its 150 years anniversary. TLM Finland informs of leprosy and leprosy affected people; publishes a magazine called Missio Lepra and other materials; visits churches, schools, and groups to tell about leprosy work; helps leprosy affected people in their medical treatment and rehabilition and collects money for all this.

All this work is volunteer based. TLM Finland supports economically TLM Congo in their project to improve health workers leprosy treatment knowledge, to train volunteers and church
officials to recognize leprosy symptoms and help new cases to treatment. This helps to reduce the stigma of leprosy.

Selfhelp groups together with other disabled incourage self care and finding solutions to shared problems. TLM Finland is volunteer based and we welcome new people to join us. Everyone can become a supporting member, volunteer, donor and subscribe Missio Lepra -magazine.