Bangladesh

  • 24% of Bangladeshis live below the poverty line
  • 28.4% of people live in developed, urban areas
  • 43% do not have access to proper sanitation facilities
  • Every year, more than 3,000 people are diagnosed with leprosy in Bangladesh
  • An estimated 3.3 million children do not go to school in Bangladesh and only 55% of those in school will complete primary education
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In Bangladesh, effect:hope programs operate in many regions where new diagnoses of leprosy continue every year. These areas are highly endemic for the disease due to the high level of poverty and lack of access to healthcare. We help people living in these areas and those coming from all across Bangladesh for treatment and support. Disease and disability make the hurdles of poverty higher and more challenging to overcome.

In NorthWest Bangladesh, people with disability from leprosy and LF are provided with economic support through investment/ micro-grant to start an income generating activity and through skills training. This allows people affected by leprosy and LF and their families to raise their income level out of poverty and have better quality of life. Leprosy Field Research continues to conduct clinical research while providing important treatment and health services for people with leprosy.

You can help the people of Bangladesh with the cure for leprosy and specialized treatments needed to recover from this disease.



Here's how you can help the people of Bangladesh:

Cure Someone $33 a month

Early diagnosis and cure is the best method we currently have for leprosy affected patients. In order to reduce disability and stigma caused by this fully-curable disease, health workers, community members and government workers are trained for early detection, proper treatment, and stigma reduction. Leprosy awareness education sessions and workshops are also held for the public. For those who already attained disabilities due to leprosy, our programs provide protective footwear and assistive devices such as crutches, wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs.

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Provide a Bundle of Hope $75

Complete care for 1 family living in extreme
poverty, including:

  • Access to proper health care with trained health care providers
  • Rehabilitation support, such as micro-grants for starting a small business
  • Vocational training on income generating activities and
  • Assistance with school fees for children to complete their education
  • accessing government support services
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Help Stop Leprosy $100

Leprosy Field Research Centre (LFRB)

  • LFRB conducts research on the transmission of leprosy. Various methods of data collection are used from affected regions and to obtain samples from leprosy affected individuals and their families that are used in various research studies
  • Discovery and testing of better diagnosis and treatment methods
  • Training and provision of a research-friendly environment for health care providers who have direct experience with leprosy
  • Research providing valuable evidence on leprosy treatment and care to health care providers and international leprosy community
  • Treatment and care of complications from leprosy
$100
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