Leprosy After Cure – A Video From Indonesia

November 2023. Leprosy is curable. Fortunately. And people are often cured without disabilities. But that is not the end of the story. Many people have problems for the rest of their lives. A range of different problems that go far beyond disabilities. There is hardly a person who does not admit that their life has […]

Reconstructive Surgery – 7 weeks later

October 2023 In September, we conducted reconstructive surgery and physiotherapy training in Makassar for the second time. 14 young people affected by leprosy¬† underwent surgery on their hands, feet and eyes. Most of them had tendon transfers and had to wear a plaster cast for 4 weeks. After that, they now returned to the hospital […]

Reconstructive Surgery and Physiotherapy Training

September 2023 For the second time we organised a reconstructive surgery and physiotherapy training in Makassar. This was mainly possible thanks to Dr Wim Theuvenet and Dr Ton Schreuders who came to Makassar partly on their own costs to work with surgeons and physiotherapists, to share their immense experience and to give 14 young people […]

Our new Barru team!

August 2023 Year 2 of our empowerment project supported by Misereor is already in full swing, but we had difficulties in building a team in Barru district, probably due to the still prevailing strong stigma against leprosy. After several setbacks we are now ready: Our new Barru team consists of 3 young women affected by […]

Rumah Aman – Renovation of the dormitory in Jongaya has started!

July 2023. The German Embassy in Jakarta is supporting us in renovating the dormitory and the policlinic in the leprosy village of Jongaya in Makassar, South Sulawesi! This will enable us to offer people in need a “Rumah Aman”, a safe house where they can live for a while to recover from stigma and discrimination […]