The Vaseline® Healing Project ran a training and treatment event in Indonesia, educating rural communities about the life-changing importance of early diagnosis.
Around the world, serious diseases like leprosy often go untreated because of stigmas and misunderstanding. In Indonesia, the Vaseline® Healing Project ran a diagnostic training course for local medics, and travelled to remote communities to change perceptions about skin health, promoting early diagnosis and changing lives.
Through our mission to East Java, we were able to diagnose several new cases of leprosy in children. Our doctors helped these patients start treatment to fully cure their disease. If they had not been diagnosed, they would have endured terrible disfigurement, and may have been forced out of their village in exile. These cases of early diagnosis have truly and profoundly improved the lives of these patients.
Getting the right diagnosis and the right treatment is hard if you live in a remote community. The Vaseline® Healing Project provided formal training for local medics; promoting better understanding and treatment of skin diseases in rural places.
The Vaseline® Healing Project operates product donation programmes, training courses and medical missions around the world.
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Our target is to help 5,000,000 people affected by poverty or emergencies by 2020.