Blog & Press
Your Gifts at Work: January-March 2023
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.
Your Gifts at Work: October-December 2022
Last year, your generous gifts helped us launch four new projects in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire with Christian partner organizations and hospitals.
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
This quarter, American Leprosy Missions joined dozens of governments, NGOs, companies, and philanthropists in signing the Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).
Loving Our Neighbors in the World of Global Health
Sometimes, we read Jesus’ command to “love our neighbor as ourselves” as something that motivates us to be kind to people around us. But this summer, we’re thinking bigger.
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.
Your Gifts at Work: January-March 2022
On December 16, super-typhoon Rai hit the Philippines, including our partners at the Cebu Skin Clinic. With your timely help, we sent $25,000 in disaster relief…
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.
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.
Premier Anti-Leprosy Organization Breaks Barriers to Health with USAID ASHA in Nepal
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.
American Leprosy Missions Awards Fourth NTD Innovation Prize
(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…
Oldest U.S. Anti-Leprosy Organization Awarded Seventh USAID ASHA Grant
(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…
American Leprosy Missions Awards $41,000 for Innovation in NTDs
(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…
Pioneering HARP Database Launches: Improves Outcomes for People Affected by Leprosy by Informing Impacts of Mutations on Drug Resistance
(Greenville, S.C., 23 November 2020) – American Leprosy Missions and the Blundell Group Laboratory at the University of Cambridge are proud to announce the launch of the HARP (Hansen’s disease Antimicrobial Resistance Profiles) database…