We work to raise public awareness and combat the prejudice surrounding Hansen’s Disease. To do this, we share quality information, based on science, and translated into simple language that is accessible to all citizens. In the month of January, which is dedicated to combating Hansen’s Disease, we organized Purple January and distributed educational materials to raise awareness of the issue.
Training health professionals
Specialized shoe stores
Through technical cooperation with the government of Mato Grosso, we have set up shoe stores in municipalities across the state to help people who are unable to wear ordinary shoes due to the consequences of Hansen’s Disease. We offer theoretical and practical training to the professionals previously selected by the municipal managers and we donate the necessary materials so that the professionals can begin their work after the training.