National Leprosy Elimination Program: The Leprosy Mission Papua New Guinea’s (TLM PNG) role is to support the Government’s National Leprosy Elimination Program to ensure people affected by leprosy are detected & treated with available & accessible leprosy treatment. There continues to be approximately 500 new cases of leprosy found each year in PNG, & many others are disabled by the disease. TLM PNG has a five-year Sustainable Livelihood Development project which helps individuals, communities & households affected by leprosy & disability to develop & implement improved & sustainable incomes. This is the third year of the project which has had considerable growth. Pray for the people affected by leprosy & disability who live in the 24 targeted leprosy-affected communities, as they start to engage in project activities.
Farming school earning opportunities: 59-year-old Armando lives in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique. Tragedy struck his family when disease took the lives of his wife and three of his children, leaving Armando consumed by grief. At the same time he was diagnosed with leprosy. However, Armando was offered a place at a ‘farming school’ and is now able to earn an income by growing cassava, pigeon peas, and peanuts. Pray that more people in Mozambique will be helped through this project that works to improve the livelihoods and food security of vulnerable people.