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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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Surviving the Storm: Updates from the Philippines

Surviving the Storm: Updates from the Philippines

On December 16, 2021, super-typhoon Rai struck the Philippines’ eastern islands, including Cebu: home to our partner, Cebu Skin Clinic. With your help, we sent $25,000 to Cebu Skin Clinic in January to repair the clinic’s facilities and to help people impacted by the typhoon, including those living with leprosy.

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New Steps Forward for Shakti and Anandaban Hospital

New Steps Forward for Shakti and Anandaban Hospital

When Shakti was 10 years old, she noticed the first symptoms of leprosy. “Both my legs got blisters, and they kept coming back. I had a big wound on my left foot. It became really hard to walk from home to school.” Even at home, it became harder to do her chores, and her parents didn’t let her leave the house.

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Your Gifts at Work: October-December 2021

Your Gifts at Work: October-December 2021

After delay due to COVID-19 and other factors, we are obtaining approval from Brazil’s regulatory body, ANVISA, to begin the Phase 1b/2a clinical trial for LepVax, the first leprosy-specific vaccine. American Leprosy Missions has been developing…

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Your Gifts at Work: July-September 2021

Your Gifts at Work: July-September 2021

Equipping Health Facilities in Ghana In 2019, as part of our work with the USAID Act to End NTDs | West program, we reported on Ghana’s medical system and its readiness to care for people affected by the disease lymphatic…

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