Leishmaniasis Progress Update
Telha Foundation has provided medicine to 5,182 Leishmaniasis patients at a cost of roughly $6.40 (USD) per patient. Treatment consists of an injection applied to the individual legions (some patients have more severe cases than others and require more medicine to be applied to each lesion), and ointment provided to the patients afterward to help with the scarring. Each patient is given a new needle (no reused needles) and is treated by Pakistani government doctors in government-run facilities. Because the doctor salaries and buildings are paid for by the government, Telha Foundation is able to maximize the amount of treatments provided by only using our donor funds on medicine. Treatment is ongoing.