Hire to HEAL India.

Millions of people have been cured of leprosy and yet, many struggle to get a job. Most of them are able, talented, hardworking and a lot like you -- except they don't get a chance to work and have an economically empowered future.

HEAL India is challenging these misconceptions.

Misconceptions lead to discrimination, denying people affected by leprosy the right to a job they deserve. HEAL India is helping people affected by leprosy access employment opportunities. Helping them improve their skills through workshops and training courses. Connecting them to organizations and employees. Giving them a fair chance to earn a living.

How you can help.

  • Make your corporate training programme available to people affected by leprosy.
  • Get your company involved, hire people affected by leprosy.
  • Sign the HEAL India charter to encourage inclusive
    hiring policies amongst India Inc.

Educate to HEAL India.

We are reaching out to schools across India through workshops, films and information to understand leprosy. Pushing for leprosy awareness to be a part of basic school curriculum. Educating people affected by ignorance.

How you can help.

Sign up your school, youth group or organisation to be part of
HEAL India and we will be happy to provide you with the
support you need to spread awareness about leprosy.

Accept to HEAL India.

"Eliminating leprosy is the only work I have not been able to complete in my lifetime." Mahatama Gandhi

India continues to be one of the largest contributors to global leprosy cases. HEAL India is our attempt to go beyond curing leprosy to accepting people affected by leprosy. It's an attempt to cure society of its misconceptions and to raise awareness, so that people affected by leprosy are not denied their basic human rights. We will use every medium we can to get India to accept people affected by leprosy.

How you can help.

  • Sign up. Stay in touch with HEAL India activities.
  • Spread the word! Share a post, tweet or even a simple message. Change a perception. Change a life. HEAL India.
  • Donate. The dream to see a leprosy-free India starts with you.
  • Volunteer with us to HEAL India.Every hand can help HEAL India. Volunteer and help us extend our reach.
  • Become a HEAL Volunteer in your neighborhood. HEAL India in your own way.

If you're afraid to get to know a person affected by leprosy, we're afraid you don't know some facts about leprosy.

  • Leprosy is a nerve disease caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium Leprae.
  • 95% of the world population is naturally immune to leprosy.
  • Leprosy can be fully treated and cured within 6-12 months.The stigma makes it a lifelong disease
  • After the first dose of Multi Drug Therapy, a person affected by leprosy becomes completely non-infectious.
  • Disability and deformity occur only when leprosy is left undiagnosed.
  • Leprosy is a nerve disease caused by Mycobacterium Leprae and can be cured very easily. The stigma makes it a lifelong disease.
  • India has over 700 colonies for people affected by leprosy. The need of the hour is to include them into mainstream society.

About HEAL India.

For centuries, leprosy has caused suffering, stigmatization, discrimination and violation of basic human rights. People affected by leprosy have lost jobs, family, social standing and dignity. They are shunned and left uncared for to lose body tissue, fingers and toes. This tragic alienation is happening even today when medical care can completely cure a person from the infection.
HEAL India, an initiative by The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI), is a nationwide campaign to bridge the gap between perception and reality, between fact and myth, between curing and acceptance of leprosy. HEAL stands for Hire, Educate, Accept Leprosy-affected..

About The Leprosy Mission Trust India.

Since 139 years,The Leprosy Mission has touched over 305 million people across 33 countries through over 200 programmes. In India, we have been actively working on creating a 'leprosy-free India' through our 14 hospitals across the country recognized by the Government of India as Tertiary Leprosy Referral Hospitals, 6 Vocational Training Institutes, a Media Centre, a state-of-the-art Stanley Browne Research Laboratory in New Delhi, and various community-based development projects.The Leprosy Mission Trust India works in partnership with the Government of India, NLEP, WHO and other international development organizations, for the cause of leprosy. Our various initiatives have played a key role in reducing the stigma attached to the disease and helping people affected by leprosy reintegrate into society.

Know more about how we have been working to achieve this vision.

News and Events.

The Leprosy Mission Trust India added 48 new photos to the album: SPECIAL SCREENING - THE UNWANTED — with Mary Verghese and Nikita Sara.

Special screening of the film, The Unwanted, produced by NDTV in association with The Leprosy Mission Trust India, in Bangalore, on June 5.

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Deepa Maurice WilsonAll glory to lord almighty. Thank you lord for this opportunity... Feeling very proud..2 weeks, 6 days ago

Jayashree P KunjuA beautiful evening. Thank you TLMI ,Novartis, NDTV and everyone associated with this labour of love.2 weeks, 6 days ago

Usha SrinivasanJaishree, you are looking charming.And iam closely watching your contributions to the society and proud of it too.Usha2 weeks, 6 days ago

The Leprosy Mission Trust India added 14 new photos.

Community Intervention Unit (CIU) of The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s Shahdara Hospital organised a one-day workshop on Eliminating Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy (EDPAL) Bill 2015, and Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2016, for members of community-based organisations (CBOs) of Tahirpur Leprosy Complex, at TLM Shahdara Hospital, on May 22. A total of 37 CBO members attended the workshop. Ms Seema Baquer, TLMTI’s legal consultant, and Ms Nikita Sarah, Head, Advo...

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AN INNOVATIVE WEDDING GIFT Self-help group (SHG) members in Kachnapur village, Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh, presenting an innovative wedding gift - Legal Literacy Booklet - to a lady who recently got married in their village. The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) Women’s Empowerment through Education, Advocacy, Livelihoods Training and Health (WEALTH) project is providing legal literacy to women in Barabanki district. The project developed this booklet as a resource material f...

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CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: TLMTI EMPOWERS YOUNG CHILDREN LIVING IN LEPROSY COLONIES Community Intervention Unit (CIU) of The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s Shahdara Hospital organised a one-day awareness-raising workshop on child sexual abuse and human trafficking for young boys and girls of Tahirpur leprosy complex, New Delhi, at TLM Shahdara, on May 20. Mr Deep Chandra, Justice and Care, acted as the resource person, in which 50 children participated. Videos, presentations and group discussion o...

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IT'S TIME TO ACT Every 4 minutes, 1 person is newly diagnosed with leprosy in India.

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Deepak BhattacharjeeEvery 4 minutes, one person is effected with leprosy, then what's our department doing on it.1 month ago

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PLEASE SHARE Leprosy is curable with multi-drug therapy (MDT) within 6 to 12 months. MDT ensures complete cure, prevents deformities, and stops transmission to others.

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Discrimination Hurts! Do not discriminate against persons affected by leprosy.

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Don't use the word LEPER. It is a word that is derogatory and is associated with someone who has been rejected by the society. Instead, use the term 'person affected by leprosy.'

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The Leprosy Mission Trust India added 3 new photos.

TLMTI’S INITIATIVE FOR IMPROVED WATER AND SANITATION SERVICES IN UTTAR PRADESH THROUGH COMMUNITY-LED TOTAL SANITATION APPROACH The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) Women’s Empowerment through Education, Advocacy, Livelihoods Training and Health (WEALTH) project organised a programme for raising awareness about WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) through community-led total sanitation ( CLTS) approach, in Bhantri village in Barabaki, Uttar Pradesh, on May 18. More than 80 women,...

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