Awareness Camp for Patient
Training, monitoring & follow-up of affected persons on self-care The persons affected by leprosy are trained on self-care and disability prevention to prevent any further disability or worsening of disabilities and ulcer wounds. They are also being monitored and guided by NLR team on regular intervals. They are also trained on their rights/ advocacy/ participation.
Training of Healthcare Staff
Training of Health staff on leprosy & its self-care The health staff including Medical Officers, Paramedical Workers, ASHA, Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) and others are trained on leprosy and prevention of disabilities through self-care. They are also sensitised on leprosy, stigma and mental wellbeing.
Providing or facilitating distribution of assistive devices to persons affected by leprosy The persons affected by leprosy who have disability or ulcer wounds need assistive devices for better mobility and avoiding any further wounds. A needs assessment is done before providing them assistive devices such as modified grip, MCR footwear, goggles, crutches/ Baisakhi, wheel chair/ tricycle, prosthetic equipment etc. The regular use of protective footwear prevents ulcers. NLR India is also involved in facilitating the distribution of assistive devices provided by the authorities.
Health camps: 13 health camps were organized in leprosy colonies of Delhi and Jharkhand benefitting 1518 persons. Persons affected by leprosy have little access to primary health care services due to stigma, illiteracy, and poverty. To increase the access to health services and provide essential services at their doorsteps medical camps are arranged in 6 leprosy colonies of Delhi. Several thousands of patients benefited from such camps organized by NLR India Foundation.