Charity Launch 2015
In September 2015 The Leprosy charity was formally launched in Lagos Nigeria. The launch was a huge success – see coverage report in Nigeria dated 1st October 2015 below for details;
Leprosy can be eradicated with collective efforts, says group
By Tayo Oredola on October 1, 2015
With the focus of eradicating leprosy in the country, the Leprosy Prevention and Eradication Initiative, has over the weekend launched a leprosy charity that will enable to raise funds for the course of people afflicted by the disease.
It is basically looking after deprived people that have been affected by leprosy and providing support for them.
Speaking at the launch in Lagos, the Founder of the charity, Mrs. Margaret Eniola, said the purpose of the launch was to raise awareness because “it seems they have been forgotten.”
Mrs Eniola, who quit her job two years ago in the United Kingdom (UK), believes it is a calling for her to support people affected with the disease, “but this I can not do it alone, I am therefore calling for a collective efforts of Nigerians to help eradicate this disease”.
She noted that apart from funds being her major challenge, the bureaucracy in the country was another main challenge, though she confirmed holding some meetings with some Ogun state government officials to that regard.