December 17: Change at this Hospital is Saving Lives

Previously, this busy, crowded pharmacy served 200 people a day. Now, with more room to work and store medicines, the team is able to help 50% more patients. That’s 100 more people each day who are benefiting from expert care and access to medications.

This new pharmacy building is a key piece of the larger hospital expansion that’s underway. In 2014, American Leprosy Missions was awarded a four-year, $763,000 grant by USAID’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad program to expand and modernize the outpatient department, laboratory, registration, emergency unit, and footwear department.

“We didn’t know that people from foreign countries cared about us. But when we look at this building we know that they do.” — Ramnandan, footwear technician

“The new building will give us so much more space, there will also be places for people to sit and wait… We will be able to interact with them as individuals and not just as parts of a crowd, and that will give us all dignity.” — Srijan, registration office clerk

If you’re interested in learning what you can do to support American Leprosy Mission’s work to serve as a channel of Christ’s love to persons affected by leprosy and related diseases, click here.

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:57-58)