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Healthcare Outreach

Empowering Health Staff and Communities

Training of General Healthcare (GHC) Staff

Training of Health staff are organised regularly on leprosy & its care and prevention of transmission and disabilities including several components under National Leprosy Eradication Program (NLEP). The trainings aim for increase in awareness and scientific knowledge, but also stigma, and the different schemes and care modules and mechanisms, Trainings also sensitize the service providers and promote action plan, and actual delivery of timely and quality services-including basic psychological support and other mental health and well-being services.

The health staff include Medical Officers, Paramedical Workers, Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM), ASHA, and others.

Healthcare Camps

Health camps are organized in our project locations including the leprosy colonies. Due to stigma, discrimination, illiteracy, superstitions, poverty, distance and other barriers, the affected persons in our target communities have little access to primary health and well-being care services. To increase the awareness and access, and provide essential care services at the doorsteps of the affected persons, medical camps are arranged.

These are important platforms to bring the service providers and service seekers together. Several thousands of affected persons have benefited from such camps organized by NLR India Foundation.

Selfcare Camps

The persons with disabilities due to leprosy and lymphatic filariasis (LF) are trained on self-care practices to prevent any further disabilities or worsening of disabilities and ulcer wounds. They are also monitored and guided by NLRIF team on regular intervals. They are also trained and supported on their access to relevant information and safety net services as per their rights and entitlements.

They are also helped in forming and strengthening their self-care groups (SCGs). Efforts are also taken to reduce their stigma, and improve work and social participation and mental well-being. Monitoring, supportive supervision and follow-up camps are also organised; the whole package of services are provided through six such camps over a period of one year.