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Promising New Leprosy Vaccine Moves into Human Trials

IDRI & American Leprosy Missions Team Up to Help Lift the Burden of an Ancient Disease (Seattle, Wash. and Greenville, S.C., October 12, 2017) – Today marks a significant step forward in the prevention and treatment of leprosy as the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) and American Leprosy Missions announce… Read More

American Leprosy Missions Welcomes New International Staff Member

(Greenville, S.C., August 16, 2017) — The United States’ leading anti-leprosy organization is adding to its field staff with the hiring of a new regional director for Africa. Joining American Leprosy Missions’ work of bringing hope and healing to people suffering from leprosy and related diseases is George Gitau of… Read More

Leading Anti-Leprosy Organization Awarded Third USAID ASHA Grant

(Greenville, S.C., April 10,2017) American Leprosy Missions, a global leader in the fight against leprosy, was recently awarded a four-year $500,000 grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program for capital improvements at Anandaban Hospital in Nepal. The ASHA program aims to increase… Read More

World Leprosy Day 2017

Early diagnosis needed to prevent ‘scandal’ of leprosy in girls and boys, as disabilities from the disease rise American Leprosy Missions and the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP), are calling for more active detection and early diagnosis of leprosy to prevent boys and girls from developing lifelong disabilities associated… Read More

Nation’s Oldest Anti-Leprosy Organization Welcomes New International Staff Member

The South Carolina-based organization working to cure and care for people with leprosy and related diseases is adding to its program staff with the hiring of a new regional director for Asia. Joining American Leprosy Missions’ work is Sunil Anand of India. A leprosy expert and medical doctor, Anand comes with… Read More

International Textbook of Leprosy Now Available Online

New Book Provides Critical Resources Free of Charge The International Textbook of Leprosy, sponsored by American Leprosy Missions, is now available online at www.internationaltextbookofleprosy.org. It draws on the expertise of dozens of medical and scientific experts in the field of leprosy and is edited by the Director of the National… Read More

American Leprosy Missions Celebrates Grand Opening of First Thrift Store

Mission Thrift Proceeds to Benefit People Affected by Leprosy and Related Diseases American Leprosy Missions is delighted to announce the grand opening of its first thrift store, Mission Thrift, located at 300 South Polk Street in Pineville, North Carolina. The 10,000-square-foot store will open on Friday, August 26, 2016 at… Read More

American Leprosy Missions Hires Director of Program Development

The United States’ leading anti-leprosy organization is strengthening its team with the hiring of a director of program development. Joining American Leprosy Missions’ work of bringing hope and healing to people suffering from leprosy and related diseases is Maye Saephanh. She comes to American Leprosy Missions with 15 years of… Read More

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