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New Program Staff Member Joins American Leprosy Missions

The nation’s leading voice in the fight to cure leprosy and related diseases and care for those affected by them is expanding its team with the hiring of a program development officer. Joining American Leprosy Missions’ work of bringing hope and healing to people affected by leprosy is Katie Skelton…. Read More

American Leprosy Missions and ILEP Call for End to Leprosy-Related Disabilities in Children by 2020

Leprosy is still being transmitted to children Children are suffering from lifelong disabilities caused by leprosy Proactive, early detection and treatment of leprosy must be an international priority, to prevent leprosy being transmitted to children and disabilities developing In honor of World Leprosy Day on January 31, 2016, Bill Simmons,… Read More

American Leprosy Missions Announces Management Team Changes

The nation’s leading voice in the fight to cure and care for people affected by leprosy and related diseases today announced two management team changes. James Oehrig, chief program officer, is taking on the role of vice president of integral mission, effective December 1, 2015. In this newly created role,… Read More

Ten Steps Comprehensive Guide for Health Promotion and Empowerment Published

Training Guide Addresses Issues Common to Many Neglected Tropical Diseases American Leprosy Missions has developed and published a training guide to address health issues common to many Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and other health conditions. Ten Steps: A guide for health promotion and empowerment of people affected by Neglected Tropical… Read More

Leading Anti-Leprosy Organization Welcomes New Fundraising Team Member

The nation’s leading voice in the fight to cure leprosy and related diseases and care for those affected by them is strengthening its team with the hiring of a new vice president of leadership gifts. Joining American Leprosy Missions’ work to bring disease prevention, cutting-edge treatment and quality care to… Read More

Charity Navigator Awards American Leprosy Missions with 4-Star Rating

Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities, has awarded American Leprosy Missions the prestigious 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. The rating indicates that American Leprosy Missions “adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical… Read More

New Report Warns of the Triple Jeopardy Facing Women and Girls with Leprosy

Women and girls with leprosy are discriminated against on grounds of gender, disability and leprosy stigma. American Leprosy Missions, the nation’s leading anti-leprosy organization, announces the release of a new report by ILEP, the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations, of which it is a member. The new report – Triple… Read More

Novartis Foundation and American Leprosy Missions Launch Innovative Project to Stop Leprosy in Myanmar

The Novartis Foundation and the United States’ leading anti-leprosy organization, American Leprosy Missions, have launched a groundbreaking program in Myanmar to stop the transmission of leprosy. More than 230,000 new cases of leprosy are diagnosed each year around the world. While leprosy can be cured with a combination of three… Read More

American Occupational Therapist and Leprosy Expert Selected for Prestigious Damien-Dutton Award

Linda Lehman, American Leprosy Missions’ Senior Advisor for Morbidity Management & Disability Prevention, has been selected to receive the prestigious Damien-Dutton Award for 2014. Lehman has been selected for making a significant and lasting contribution to the global fight against leprosy. For more than three decades, she has traveled the… Read More

Nation’s Oldest Anti-Leprosy Organization Awarded USAID ASHA Grant

American Leprosy Missions, a global leader in the fight against leprosy, was recently awarded a three-year $763,000 grant from USAID’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program for capital improvements at Lalgadh Leprosy Services Center in Nepal. The U.S. Agency for International Development’s ASHA program aims to increase the ability… Read More