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"  Jesus reached out and touched him. "I am willing," he said. "Be healed!" And instantly the leprosy disappeared. "   Matthew 8:3  Jesus christ                        "The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted."   -- Mother Teresa                             "Leprosy work is not merely relief,it is transforming frustration in life into joy of detication, personal ambition into selfless service"  --Mahatma Gandhi 

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Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Centre 
( MAHELERECEN) located in Madurai city, Tamil Nadu, India. It is a Non-Governmental , Non profitable and Charitable Organization renders community based promotive and preventive services of Health education IEC ( Information Education Communication ), case detection, Case holding POD ( Prevention of Deformity ), treatment and Rehabilitation services for curing leprosy persons   in and around the Madurai district,   These services are being given from the year 1991 onwards with the help of local persons philanthropic persons donations. 450 Leprosy patients under our care.    

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             Medical team Village Visit  Dindigul district 12th April 2014.          

             Rehabilitation Programme - 4 Beneficiaries benefited- 6 th April 2014               

             Leprosy is the oldest ever human disease - By Tim Sandle

           Anti Leprosy day 2014, Madurai, India Organised by Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Centre

            National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) Team members visited our organization December 2, 2013

          Omprakash Volunteer network

Mahelerecen is participating in NGO INDIA-2013 Giving Back at Mumbai  exhibition  14-15 June 2013 (more).


DAMIEN-DUTTON SOCIETY FOR LEPROSY AID visit our organization -April 2013(more).


Rehabilitation loan given to 2 leprosy patients -April 2013(more)


Leprosy still Plagues in Tamil Nadu -Times of India(more)
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  "The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted."                         

       Founder's Profile


       He is having 45 years of experience and he is also one of the Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP). He has been trained and experienced to detect the Leprosy cases and to give treatment. He has thorough knowledge of deformity corrections and also experienced in Socio-Economic Rehabilitation programme for disabled (deformity) leprosy cases.

                    In the field of Administration he can control the Staff and conduct the leprosy Clinic. He has served in various NGO of Social service Organization such as the
1. Sacred Heart Leprosy Hospital, Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu,
2. M.T.Memorial Leprosy Centre,Tatamangalam, Palakkadu, Kerala State, and
3. NILES project, Cunoor, Nilgiri, Tamilnadu. and he  is also Founder of the "MADURAI HEALTH AND LEPROSY RELIEF CENTRE".    

        Dr. Maria Xavier Turtius is the Founder cum Executive Secretary of this Society. He has rich experience and the Required qualifications in the field of leprosy. He is trained in Technical qualification:
1). Leprosy Inspector,
2). Non-Medical Supervisor and 
3) Health Educator.
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