Leprosy Mission Trust India, The
SECTOR: Health
% Spent on beneficiaries
Financial Score:
Age: 46 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Work in progress.
Issues Addressed:
Work in progress.
Supported by:
Work in progress.
Key Trustees:
Mr. George Koshi, Chairman Mr. Geoff Warne, Ex-Officio Member
Dr. Sunil Anand, Secretary, Ex-Officio Member Dr. Nalini Abraham, Member
Dr. Bimal Charles, Member Dr. D. P. N. Prasad, Member
Mr. Brent Morgan, Member Mr. George Abraham, Member
Mr. B. S. Chakranarayan, Member Dr. Gift Norman, Member
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 79.6% Highest: 99.9% Lowest: 28.7%
Average: Rs6 cr Highest: Rs115 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI) is Indias largest non-governmental organization working with, and for people, affected by leprosy. It was established to address the physical, mental, social and spiritual needs of individuals and communities affected by leprosy. The organisation works to eradicate leprosy and support those in need.

Their activities include:

  • Healthcare: TLMTI runs 14 hospitals to provide core leprosy services which include primary, secondary and tertiary care. The hospitals also provide non-leprosy secondary services in dermatology, general medicine, ophthalmology, general surgery, plastic surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology. Allied services in physiotherapy, laboratory services and pharmacy are also provided. TLMTI continues to build the capacity of government paramedical staff and other healthcare workers for improving the quality of leprosy services provided. Patients with leprosy are also referred for other services including therapies, vocational training, and education. The organisation’s medical staff travels to remote and marginalised communities for those patients who cannot reach hospitals and teach communities about good health practices. The organisation runs 5 Care Homes called ‘Snehalayas’ to provide full-time care for the elderly affected by leprosy who have been disowned by their families.
  • Sustainable Livelihood: TLMTI runs 6 Vocational Training Centres for social inclusion of the most deprived and vulnerable people affected by leprosy and general disabilities. They train them in trades and skills which meet both, market demand, and specific physical needs of the patients (eg. disability, limited mobility). They can access mainstream resources like pensions, disability certificates, free travel passes, etc. In FY15, of the 1,069 students trained, 83% found jobs.
  • Advocacy & Communication: The aim is to address the issue of inclusive development of people affected by leprosy and other disabilities, by influencing government policies and practices. This is done through lobbying policy makers at various levels, and also by developing relevant communication materials to target negative attitudes and practices on leprosy and disability. The organisation runs a Media Centre to raise awareness about the symptoms and treatments of leprosy and other diseases including malaria, tuberculosis, cancer, and HIV/AIDS. They organise sensitization workshops, events, press conferences and campaigns for local health workers, government staff, and community leaders on leprosy and the rights of those affected by it.
  • Research: The state of the art Molecular Biology Research Laboratory focuses on early detection, novel treatments, increasing community based rehabilitation, stigma reduction, and social care integration.
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Source : Audit Report 2015