The Kothara and Salur Community Hospitals

Help provide medical care to people affected by leprosy, and the wider community.
The Leprosy Mission Australia

The Leprosy Mission Australia

Project Summary

Disability Support Health Care Humanitarian Aid

General Funds Needed

India

Tax Deductible

Updated 11-05-2020




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Project Details

The Kothara and Salur hospitals continue to provide medical care to people affected by leprosy, and the wider community. They provide protective shoes and other assistive devices, stock Multi-Drug Therapy for leprosy, and conduct reconstructive surgery and physiotherapy for leprosy-affected limbs.

Last year at the hospitals:

  • 3,722 people received assistive devices, such as special footwear or eyeglasses
  • At least 163 new cases of leprosy were diagnosed
  • 181 reconstructive surgeries performed
  • 4,135 people screened for leprosy

Social Return on Investment
At Kothara Hospital, 63 tendon transfer surgeries helped restore function to the hands of people affected by leprosy. This cost $169 per surgery


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