Mozambique is one of the least developed countries in the world and is the fourth most disease-afflicted country in the world. Widespread poverty and lack of basic healthcare mean that disease and disability are common in the country. Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado (population around 1.7 million) has one of the highest numbers of reported cases of leprosy in Africa. In 2012, around 1,200 new cases of Leprosy were reported in Mozambique.
Mozambique ratified CRPD on January 30, 2012 and its Country Report was due on February 28, 2014 which has not been submitted yet.
Contracting Leprosy in Mozambique is giving invitation to lifelong stigma and discrimination, which is a common phenomenon all over the world. The Leprosy Mission along with its local partner ALEMO works to fight this discrimination and ostracism in Mozambique. TLM Mozambique works to empower people affected by Leprosy and for effective Leprosy control in the country.ALEMO (Mozambique Association of Persons with Leprosy)
Chamada Abibo/ Manuel Maliquito
The Leprosy Mission- Mozambique
Dr Arie de Kruijff
Address: CP 138
Cabo Delgado Province
Phone: +258 (272) 21649