In 2000 there was leprosy control program in several provinces in Indonesia has reached elimination in accordance with WHO standards (found in less than 1 patient baru/10.000 population) and report showed that new patients start to decline every year. Although the number of new patients each year decline, the social problem remains affects to the people affected by leprosy. Most of people affected by leprosy are living in poverty and backwardness. This occurs because the strength of stigma and discrimination behaviors experienced by those who living with the community.
On 15th of February, 2007 in Jakarta, 12 representatives of people affected by leprosy from East Java, East Nusa Tenggara and South Sulawesi agreed to declare the establishment of the Association of Independent Leprosy (PerMaTa Indonesia). Permata Indonesia is expected to be organization acomodates aspirations of people affected by leprosy in voicing their human rights.
Vision of Permata
Free from the Stigma and Discrimination towards Decent Quality of Life.
Mission of Permata
Conduct advocacy to build awareness of people affected by leprosy.
Realizing equality in the economic, social, political, spiritual, educational, and health services.
Improving the quality of Human Resources with the education and training for people affected by leprosy.
Program of PerMaTa
Capacity Building for people affected by leprosy and their family members.
Advocacy and campaigns to reduce stigma and discrimination against people affected by leprosy, and raising awareness to the public to provide information about leprosy correctly.
Community empowerment in order to improve the quality of life of people affected by leprosy.
To coordinate with related agencies on an ongoing basis both inside and outside the country.
Office PerMaTa IndonesiaJl. Medokan AsriTengah MA.III.D No. 31, Surabaya
Tel / Fax: +62-31-8720043