Danish Bangladesh Leprosy Mission hospital (DBLM) not only treats leprosy patients, it also carries out vital leprosy research projects in its laboratory and in the field.
The hospital has become well-known for its research activities, making a contribution to the global understanding of the disease and its treatment. Research projects have so far included whether blood tests can give advance warning of leprosy; comparing different approaches to leprosy prevention; and studying the impact of self-help groups on people's lives.
But there is still so much more to do in the fight against leprosy. And to achieve zero global transmission by 2035, more effort and funding is needed.
That is why TLMNI, in partnership with other TLM offices around the world, will be supporting TLM Bangladesh to extend its leprosy services by providing funds to help build staff capacity, invest in research resources and equipment and enable TLM Bangladesh to participate more fully in the international scientific research community.