Blog Archive

2021

Building Hope, One Shoe at a Time

Building Hope, One Shoe at a Time May 5, 2021It’s important for many people affected by leprosy to wear special shoes that protect their nerve-damaged feet and toes. Feet with nerve damage from leprosy can become cut or ulcerated, and then infected. This can lead to...

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Testing Integrated Approaches to Address NTDs in Liberia

Testing Integrated Approaches to Address NTDs in Liberia Feb 12, 2021One of the many reasons neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are “neglected” is that people affected by these diseases are often invisible to their local health systems. Many people affected by NTDs...

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2020 Annual Report: Transforming Lives Around the World

2020 Annual Report: Transforming Lives Around the World Jan 12, 2021During this tumultuous year, we have been especially grateful for your faithful partnership. Despite COVID-19 and all the ensuing uncertainty, together we are continuing to reach people affected by...

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2020

A New Network Takes on the Flesh-Eating Disease Buruli Ulcer 

A New Network Takes on the Flesh-Eating Disease Buruli Ulcer  POSTED ON: AUGUST 12, 2020 At only seven years old, Emmanuel is the eldest of three children. His father, Gilles, is a cocoa farmer in rural Côte d’Ivoire. One day, Gilles noticed a small bump on Emmanuel’s...

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Supporters See Ministry in Action in Nepal

Supporters See Ministry in Action in Nepal POSTED ON: JANUARY 6, 2020 In November 2019, several of our supporters and board member Lori Schmidt joined us for a trip to Nepal to visit our partners Anandaban Hospital and Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital. During a week at these...

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2019

Improving Community Health in Liberia

Improving Community Health in Liberia Oct 28, 2019Finding and identifying cases of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is the first step inconnecting people affected with appropriate care. Community health workers like Ms. J. Korto Roberts in Liberia play a critical...

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With Your Help, Anandaban Hospital Rebuilds Post-Earthquake

With Your Help, Anandaban Hospital Rebuilds Post-Earthquake POSTED ON: OCTOBER 24, 2019 With your gifts and a four-year $500,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program, American Leprosy Missions...

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Walking into History!

Walking into History! POSTED ON: AUGUST 7, 2019 Partner Hospital Produces First-Ever Below-the-Knee Prosthesis Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital The staff at our partner hospital in Nepal ‒ Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital ‒ are no strangers to minor miracles. It’s one of the busiest...

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Ending NTDs in Nepal through Women-Led WASH

Ending NTDs in Nepal through Women-Led WASH POSTED ON:AUGUST 2, 2019 Neglected Tropical Diseases and WASH Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) persist in places like Nepal where many people living in poverty do not have adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)....

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New NTD Innovation Prize Launched

New NTD Innovation Prize Launched POSTED ON: APRIL 4, 2019 Cash prize up to $25,000 for innovators with creative, new ideas for solving challenging issues posed by NTDs and providing transformative impact for people affected. Applications due May 31, 2019...

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2018

You Helped Us Deliver Hope and Healing

You Helped Us Deliver Hope and Healing POSTED ON: NOVEMBER 9, 2018 Deep in the rainforest, in the remote corners of the Republic of the Congo, people are suffering. But difficulty does not stop us from our mission. We are determined to bring hope and healing to...

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7,091 Pounds of Life-Changing Help

7,091 Pounds of Life-Changing Help Sep 13, 2018Doctors and health workers in central Ghana do not have the basic medicines and supplies their patients need. Illnesses and infections go untreated. Pharmacies in clinics and hospitals are empty. Patients need to travel...

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Equipping Women in India to Improve WASH and Stop Disease

Equipping Women in India to Improve WASH and Stop Disease POSTED ON: JULY 23, 2018 Clean water to drink. Toilets and indoor plumbing. Sinks for washing hands. All things that help stop disease and keep us healthy. But many people living in poverty do not have adequate...

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Precious Medical Supplies Save Lives in Africa

Precious Medical Supplies Save Lives in Africa POSTED ON: MAY 3, 2018 Thanks to your generosity, more than 100 boxes of critical medicines and medical supplies were sent to the Central African Republic earlier this year. The medicines you sent went deep into poverty...

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The Power of Self-Care

The Power of Self-Care POSTED ON: FEBRUARY 28, 2018 Leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) can cause lifelong disabilities. In order to prevent and manage disabilities, it is important to take proper care of nerve-damaged hands and feet, swollen legs,...

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2017

Leveraging Expertise in Nigeria

Leveraging Expertise in Nigeria POSTED ON: NOVEMBER 11, 2017 For more than 110 years, American Leprosy Missions has specialized in providing expert care to people suffering from leprosy-related disabilities. But leprosy isn’t the only disease that can lead to lifelong...

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Exciting New Partnership Launches in Africa

Exciting New Partnership Launches in Africa POSTED ON: JULY 19, 2017 In June 2017, American Leprosy Missions launched an exciting new partnership with Pioneer Christian Hospital in Republic of the Congo. Thanks to your compassionate support, we will be reaching into...

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Life-Changing Hospital Supplies Set Sail

Life-Changing Hospital Supplies Set Sail POSTED ON: JUNE 1, 2017  The container ship has left the port! Onboard are essential medicines and supplies worth $2,935,690. Thanks to your generosity, these much-needed resources are headed to Ganta Leprosy/TB Rehabilitation...

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Unsung Heroes in the Fight Against Leprosy

Unsung Heroes in the Fight Against Leprosy POSTED ON: MARCH 28, 2017  Health workers are on the front lines of the work to bring life-changing cure and care to people suffering from leprosy and related diseases. Each health worker has the opportunity to impact...

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A Happy World Christmas

A Happy World Christmas POSTED ON: JANUARY 31, 2017 In the country of Nepal, where more than 80% of the population is Hindu, a dog named Happy is sharing about the love of Jesus with children. Happy, a loveable large dog, is the host of a popular Christian television...

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