Philippine Leprosy Mission @ 50: Improving Lives, Restoring Dignity

The Philippine Leprosy Mission will be celebrating its 50th anniversary on April 10, 2012. The organization began in the early 1920s as the Philippine Evangelical Leprosy Mission (PELM), a group of missionaries sent to take care of the spiritual and physical needs of Protestant patients in what was then known as the Culion Leper Colony. […]

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Milestones in the Life of Philippine Leprosy Mission

1945- The US liberation forces brought in with them several representatives of major Protestant denominations to revive work in the country.  Each appointed a representative to be with the PHILIPPINE EVANGELICAL LEPROSY MISSION (PELM) which was to  be the   conduit of the American Mission to Lepers (now American Leprosy Missions) for the spiritual and material […]

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The Story of Baby and the Hansen’s Club

  Baby, now aged 47, proudly claims to be one of the very first members of the Hansen’s Club of Philippine General Hospital, having been stricken with leprosy back in February 1997. She recalls how she was diagnosed with the disease, which began as a reddish, elevated spot on her arm. Mistaking it for a […]

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