Crisis: India represents 60% of total Leprosy cases in the world according to a 2015 report from WHO. Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Center (MAHELERECEN) is an NGO that has been working for social service and human welfare of leprosy affected beneficiaries since 1991 in Tamil Nadu, India.
Programs: i) Healthcare: Free medical camps, clinic consultations and paramedic facilitates are provided. ii) Health Promotion and Education: Under this the NGO has initiatives such as door to door checkups and surveys, family cases detection, skin and nerve checkup and relief, health awareness workshops in remote areas. iii) Rehabilitation: For the purpose of socio economic development of leprosy patients the NGO has formed Self Help Groups and provides shot term loans. iv) Advocacy: This initiative includes collaboration with local authorities and global organizations, training provided to community members, etc.
Outcome: 2,357 households screened, 35 schools visited for skin check-up, 520 clinic consultations conducted and 7 training sessions held for community members.
Income Rs2 lac
Expense Rs6 lac
Source : Audit Report 2018
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