December 9: The Leprosy Vaccine

Thanks to the generous support of people like you, a leprosy vaccine has been developed, and will save children like Prenka from a lifetime of suffering from this dreaded disease. Now, the next phase of this huge project begins.

At this moment, the vaccine is being manufactured in a large enough quantity to continue testing. Toxicology studies are being completed. Next, the vaccine will be ready for safety studies in healthy human volunteers.

Then, the vaccine will be ready for testing in endemic countries. Just think — children and adults who are vulnerable to leprosy will be spared the suffering and isolation that this disease inflicts. Learn more about how you can help end this disease in our lifetime.

And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all people will see it together. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken. (Isaiah 40:5)