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

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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

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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

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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

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