Issues Faced by Leprosy affected people
WHAT IS LEPROSY
Leprosy is a slowly progressing bacterial infection(called Mycobacterium Leprae) that affects the skin, peripheral nerves in the hands and feet, and mucous membranes of the nose, throat, and eyes. Destruction of the nerve endings causes the affected areas to lose sensation. Occasionally, because of the loss of feeling, the fingers and toes become mutilated and fall off, causing the deformities with chronic ulcers that are typically associated with the disease.
Leprosy is curable with 6-12 months of early, proper, continuous treatment with Multidrug Therapy(MDT). The first dosage of MDT kills 99.9% of leprosy bacteria in the human body and become non infectious. And, if left untreated, can cause progressive and permanent damage to the skin, nerves, limbs and eyes and also the patient become infectious type of leprosy.
To support the poor, orphan, disabled leprosy patients by providing possible essential welfare needs and services to reduce their difficulties in living is one of our main objectives.