Blog & Press
In August, several of our staff from the U.S. and U.K. visited ALM partners and projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Ghana. It was a whirlwind experience, full of field trips, site visits and conversations…
As part of the psychological and spiritual training we provide for pastors and church leaders in DR Congo, our Christian partner hospital held a trauma healing session this spring.
We’ve reached the end of our fiscal year, so we can report some exciting numbers from a year of advocacy and WASH + NTDs education across India and Nepal!
This year the U.S. marks 20 years of PEPFAR: the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. American Leprosy Missions (ALM) believes this program lights a path forward for combatting another global health threat: neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
So often, neglected tropical diseases like leprosy destroy lives because critical health information remains out of reach. That’s why, with your generous support, we make training and community education a central part of our programs.
In 2023, our partner, Lalgadh Leprosy Hospital in Nepal, is finally reporting inpatient and outpatient numbers that are near their “normal,” pre-COVID numbers! Thanks to your gifts, we sent a medical supply shipment to Lalgadh in February.
Last year, your generous gifts helped us launch four new projects in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire with Christian partner organizations and hospitals.
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.
(Greenville, S.C., September 21, 2023) – American Leprosy Missions announced the winner of their fifth annual NTD Innovation Prize during the closing plenary of the 14th Annual Neglected Tropical Diseases NGO Network (NNN) Conference in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
American Leprosy Missions Launches Groundbreaking Skin Disease Diagnostics Development with Funding Support from Anesvad Foundation
With funding from the Anesvad Foundation and the Raoul Follereau Foundation, ALM will apply its experience in diagnostic assay development to create a multiplex assay to simultaneously detect five skin NTDs.
Nepal has one of the world’s highest numbers of new leprosy cases each year. American Leprosy Missions has been active in Nepal since 1982. This year, ALM marks the completion and initiation of two USAID ASHA grants for partner hospitals in Nepal.
(Greenville, S.C., September 15, 2022) – During the closing plenary of the 13th Annual Neglected Tropical Diseases NGO Network (NNN) Conference, American Leprosy Missions awarded the fourth annual NTD Innovation Prize of $40,000.
116-Year-Old Organization Renews Commitment to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases by Signing Kigali Declaration
(Greenville, S.C., June 21, 2022) American Leprosy Missions is a signatory to the Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), a new global health commitment that will be celebrated during the Kigali Summit…
(Greenville, S.C., October 13, 2021) American Leprosy Missions, a global leader in the fight against leprosy, was recently awarded a four-year grant of more than $900,000 from the U.S. Agency for…
(Greenville, S.C., September 9, 2021) ⸺ American Leprosy Missions, a platinum sponsor of the 12th Annual Neglected Tropical Diseases NGO Network Conference, announced the two winners…
Training Program Success with Ghana Health Services Leads to Nationwide Access to Quality Care for People Affected by Lymphatic Filariasis
(Greenville, S.C., December 9, 2020) — The South Carolina-based global health organization, American Leprosy Missions, in partnership with Ghana Health Services, has successfully designed…