Our Goal: To Alleviate the Suffering of Persons with Leprosy
Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s Disease, is a medical condition which affects millions of people around the world. Over 600,000 new cases are detected each year, with India, Brazil, Indonesia and Myanmar having the highest numbers of cases. Still surrounded by myths, stigma and fear, leprosy is more than a medical condition without an effective preventative vaccine.
The Order of Saint Lazarus in Canada provides financial support for two hospitals dedicated to the active treatment of those who suffer from leprosy; Little Flower and The Leprosy Mission Hospital in India.
Local Fundraising Helps Purchase Equipment For South American Hospital
The Acadia Commandery recently made a $1,000 donation to the Palliative Care Unit of the Prince County Hospital, Prince Edward Island ... read more.
Little Flower was founded in the village of Sundepur over two decades ago. Today, there are 20 Little Flower leprosy colonies. The aims and objectives are to provide treatment free of charge to any one afflicted with leprosy regardless of caste, creed or colour and undertaking, a programme of healing and care... read more.
The Leprosy Mission Hospital
Naini is a growing suburb of Allahabad, a city of about two million people. The land on which the Naini Hospital is located has served those with leprosy since 1830, when a home for leprosy beggars was opened... read more.
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