Your prayers and support are so important for people who live with the constant fear of violence. Like Lowali. He describes what happened the day this fear became reality.
The Bible says children are a blessing. Now in Zamfara, a special education program is teaching students how to recognise the signs and symptoms of leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). So children bring not just joy but healing to their families!
Suley Abubakar was 34 and happily working in a fish shop when he started to notice the nodules on his face. Then his face became swollen... eventually he could no longer open his eyes. He had to use his fingers to pry open his eyelids. How could he continue working with this condition? And that wasn’t all...
This is the painful choice Eddie had to make. He is a hardworking father of four children in Papua New Guinea.
In Papua New Guinea, Rawali is a typical example of how poverty stops someone from getting the help they need... until someone like you makes it possible!
Amar is a person affected by leprosy. He was born to a poor family in a remote village—inaccessible by roads and without electricity. When Amar turned ten, he noticed pale patches appearing on his body. His health deteriorated day by day. His family took him to traditional healers, but this didn’t help at all. A relative convinced his family to get an opinion from a doctor at least once. His parents took him to clinics throughout his district. A physician in Kathmandu suspected it was leprosy and advised Amar to seek a diagnosis at Anandaban Hospital. They followed his advice, and at last, Amar received a diagnosis: it was leprosy! He was too young to understand the implications of the diagnosis. But the expressions on the faces of his parents scared Amar—he thought he was doomed. When Amar returned from hospital, his relatives shunned him.