A special need – a van for health-education

Enlightening health-education has been the sheet anchor of St.Luke’s leprosy-control drive. The health-education van, armed with audio-visual aids, the St.Luke’s Health Education Team visits schools, and colleges especially Teacher-Training Institutes to teach the scientific facts about leprosy. The results have been very rewarding.

The Tempo Traveller – St.Luke’s has been using in the health-education campaigns is more than seven years old and veteran of 2.5 lakh kilometers run along bad roads. The cost of repair and replacement are slowly becoming prohibitive. It is wise and economic to buy a new van. With accessories it costs Rs.8 lakhs. But there is no help in sight for the money to make this all-important purchase.