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Your Gifts at Work: July-September 2022

Your Gifts at Work: July-September 2022

Our partners at Anandaban Hospital celebrated an inauguration ceremony for their new Trauma Center in September. Several ALM staff attended, including our Asia regional director, Dr. Sunil Anand, who spoke during the opening ceremony. The guest of honor was Nepal’s Minister of Health and Population.

Your Gifts at Work: April-June 2022

Your Gifts at Work: April-June 2022

This quarter, American Leprosy Missions joined dozens of governments, NGOs, companies, and philanthropists in signing the Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

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