World Leprosy Day

Sunday January 27, 2019

Help us reach our goal to cure 600 people suffering from leprosy

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600 people will be diagnosed with leprosy today. 50 of these are children. Most of them live in remote communities. They are among the poorest of the poor.

Will you cure someone with leprosy today?

Your gift today will cure a person like Latifat. Early diagnosis and cure reduces the long term physical and psychological effects that Latifat is experiencing. We invite you to watch Latifat’s tragic story below:

Leprosy is not just a disease of ancient Biblical times, it is a disease that still affects some of the world’s most vulnerable people today.

effect:hope, formerly The Leprosy Mission Canada, is a Christian international development organization focused on growing healthy, inclusive communities. With partners in 11 developing countries, effect:hope builds stronger health-care systems and champions new research initiatives that will make positive, lasting changes in the lives of millions facing stigma and impoverishment due to leprosy and other diseases of poverty.

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Do you have any questions? Contact effect:hope at 1-888-537-7679 or email

If the area of need you have designated your gift to becomes fully funded, your gift will be used where it is needed most.

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