India

  • 40% of all lymphatic filariasis (LF) diagnoses and 60% of all leprosy diagnoses have been identified in India
  • 64 million people live in slums
  • There is one government hospital bed for every 2,046 people
  • Less than half of India's children between 6-14 years old go to school
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India is diverse in all aspects – people, language, landscape and need. While considered a developed nation, India has significant poverty in rural areas throughout the country. In parallel, India is saturated with neglected tropical diseases, like leprosy.

Too often the western world forgets about India. From the outside, it looks like an emerging, developed nation. Every day there are children, women and men who wake up with physical symptoms and disabilities they are helpless to cure.

You can change their lives. You can replace their fear with hope for the future. Let the people of India know you have not forgotten; that you want to help them see a world free of leprosy.


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

Lymphatic Filariasis Care
$25 – MATCHED!

Our Sankalp Project helps to diagnose and treat individuals showing the swelling linked to lymphatic filariasis (LF). LF requires proper treatment both at home and at a clinic and thus this project trains both affected individuals and healthcare professionals in providing proper care. Individuals are also provided with footwear and surgery when necessary. Because LF is caused by parasitic worms entering in the bloodstream from infected mosquitos, Sankalp team also ensures communities are educated about preventing this disease.

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Reconstructive Surgery $616

Premananda Leprosy Hospital, Kolkata and Naini Community Leprosy Hospital in Allahabad perform complicated procedures to restore mobility and dignity in those who have suffered the debilitating scars of leprosy. 

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Work Towards Ending Leprosy $100

The Stanley Browne Research Laboratory is investigating how leprosy is passed from person to person. This is a key piece of the puzzle for us to end leprosy once and for all. As well, the researchers at Stanley Browne are working on effective strategies for rapid diagnosis, infection control and disability management for rural communities. Mobile health clinics are sometimes ill-equipped, yet they are often the only healthcare team the community can access on their own.

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Surgical Equipment & Supplies $35

The doctors and nurses at both the Premananda Leprosy Hospital and Naini Community Leprosy Hospital need your support to ensure the equipment they need is available for daily surgical care.

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Surgeon Training $950

Naini Community Leprosy Hospital has provided world-renown training in leprosy care for doctors and nurses since 1980. We need more doctors available with knowledge of these specialized treatments to ensure everyone can access the care they need. 

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Cure Someone of leprosy
$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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