LUV (Leprosy@Utale Village)


LUV (Leprosy@Utale Village) photo

Member type
Organisation

Contact's name
Nigel Harper

Email
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Website
www.luvcharity.org

Areas of partnership
Health

Town
Edinburgh

Scottish local authority
Edinburgh City Council

Districts in Malawi
Balaka

A small charity recently established focusing on leprosy in Malawi, aiming a) to improve the living conditions of the patients in the last remaining Leprosy Community in Malawi, and to raise awareness of the disease in the surrounding District b) to ameliorate their basic living conditions, guaranteeing 2 hot meals a day, comfortable living areas and adequate clothing, and to help make their disabilities as comfortable as possible through basic medical care, self-cleaning programmes and the use of suitable prosthetics. c) to increase awareness of the realities of leprosy in the surrounding areas so as to limit any possible stigmatisation and discrimination. Many myths still hold sway in the rural communities and encouraging contact with the leprosy patients helps all to integrate peacefully.

Location in Scotland