Dr Murdo Macdonald - The Leprosy Mission, Scotland

Tue, Nov 1st 2022 at 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm

Murdo talked about The Leprosy Mission

Brief biog:
Dr. Murdo Macdonald graduated BSc in Genetics from the University of Glasgow, and gained his PhD in molecular biology from the University of St Andrews. He subsequently spent 20 years involved in postdoctoral research in various institutions. For more than half of that time he was engaged in research on leprosy in a number of countries, including India, Ethiopia and Nepal. His work in this area has been published extensively. In March 2008 he returned to Scotland to take up the position of Policy Officer with the Society, Religion and Technology (SRT), a project of the Church of Scotland which seeks to help the church to engage with ethical issues in science and technology
He is married to Rachel, a medical doctor, and they have three children, Priya, James and Keziah.

The Leprosy Mission Scotland (TLMS)
For over 140 years, The Leprosy Mission Scotland (TLMS) has created life-changing connections between people in Scotland and people throughout the world affected by leprosy.
We are dedicated to eradicating leprosy, one person at a time until leprosy is a thing of the past.
Over the past 25 years, 15 million people have been cured of leprosy, but there are still 5 million people affected by the ongoing impact of leprosy.
TLMS, in partnership with our supporters and the Leprosy Mission Global Fellowship and others, is dedicated to ending leprosy and transforming lives.
Until leprosy no longer stigmatises, marginalises and impoverishes, The Leprosy Mission Scotland will work to raise resources to enable people affected by leprosy to achieve justice.

The Leprosy Mission Global Fellowship
The Leprosy Mission (TLM) is an international Christian organisation which helps people affected by leprosy. Founded in 1874, The Leprosy Mission is the oldest and largest leprosy-focused organisation in the world today.
The Leprosy Mission Fellowship is an international federation of 31 Member countries which, through the TLM Charter, have made commitments to one another and to certain principles and ways of working. They consist of both ‘supporting’ (donor) countries and ‘implementing’ (field) countries – both equally valued Members and equal partners in the work and in ‘big-picture’ decisions about how The Leprosy Mission should function and develop.

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