Self-help Group Federation and the Continuum of Care in Coordination with the National Leprosy Program

Photo credit: The Leprosy Mission India

The Bogura Federation was established to unite over 100 self-help groups of persons affected by leprosy and other disadvantaged persons in Bogura District, Bangladesh. The Federation acts as a forum where self-help groups can discuss/advocate their rights, and it also assists group/member needs through income-generating activities, referral of new possible cases and morbidities, and access to social benefits. The number of leprosy cases identified has doubled since the Federation was created.

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