TLM NI continues to give financial support to Hombolo Hospital and its outreach activities. The work includes the identification, treatment and referral of villagers with symptoms of leprosy, TB, HIV and other diseases.
Outreach teams screen sick villagers who cannot travel to the hospital because of their illness or infirmity, and provide information or health education within the villages and local schools about major diseases and how to avoid them. There are also several self-help groups of people living near Hombolo Hospital. These groups help the members to establish livelihoods, and learn how to advocate for their rights, with TLM’s support as needed.
In January 2017, your support gave residents in Hombolo a fresh and much-needed addition to village life; a new borehole which is happily producing lots of safe, clean water for this community. It’s making a huge difference to the lives of leprosy-affected people and helping improve overall hygiene.
Plans are currently underway to finish building three more houses in Hombolo. Once completed it is hoped to build the final three houses (of a total of 29) before the end of the 2017. Around £20,000 is needed to enable this work to occur.