Cure | Care | End
American Leprosy Missions works to cure leprosy where we find it, care for those damaged by the disease and—thanks to an exciting medical breakthrough—actually end it in our time.
Ramnandan lived a happy life surrounded by family and friends, until one day he received the heartbreaking diagnosis of leprosy. He lost all hope and believed it would be better to die than live with the shame and stigma associated with the devastating disease. But your support gave him a second chance at life.
Bintu was just 14 years old when she developed painful sores on her legs, and discovered she had the devastating disease of Buruli ulcer. She was taunted and rejected, and forced to drop out of school. But your generous support gave her the cure and care, and restored her life to hope.
Sarah is a young mom in Ghana who has suffered terribly from the flesh-eating disease Buruli ulcer. But thanks to you, she’s received treatment, a skin graft and a micro-credit loan to help her set up a shop and provide for her family. Let her tell you her story.
Innovation – American Leprosy Missions
American Leprosy Missions is a Christian global health and development non-profit organization that accelerates the exploration and application of innovative solutions to stop disease and improve well-being for people affected by high-morbidity neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). This includes the annual NTD Innovation Prize, which identifies and supports innovators with creative ideas to solve some of the most challenging issues posed by NTDs across the globe. More information at ntdinnovation.org and leprosy.org.
2020 NTD Innovation Prize Overview
The NTD Innovation Prize, launched in 2019 by American Leprosy Missions, is designed to encourage and support creativity and ingenuity within the sector of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). In 2020, American Leprosy Missions partnered with Novartis to offer a first-place prize of $20,000 and a second-place prize of $15,000. We received fifty abstracts from 19 countries, yielding five finalists. The winners were announced at the closing session of the virtual NTD NGO Network Conference in September 2020.
When Soyeb Khan was diagnosed with leprosy, he refused to believe it. This terrible disease stole his livelihood, dignity and desire to live. But your compassionate support transformed his life.
A Blessing for Sarita
Sarita was just ten years old when she got leprosy. It changed her life forever. But you helped her find healing, respect and Jesus’ love.
Leprosy is an old story. But it’s one where a new page is being written every two minutes. It’s a story that still has the power to destroy lives and ravage communities. It’s Asha’s story. Meet Asha and find out how you are helping people with leprosy transform entire villages.
American Leprosy Missions in the Congo
Leprosy is embedded in the lives of people who live deep in the isolated rainforests of the Republic of the Congo. When we found Fidel, he was suffering from the most serious form of leprosy. People looked down on him, and he was called names, rebuked, and ostracized from his community. But he accepted our invitation to take a long journey to our partner, Pioneer Christian Hospital, the only medical facility in the region. And he received healing and hope.