Partners in Leprosy Action, one of top 25 finalists of SIHI

The Philippine Leprosy Mission’s initiative, Partners in Leprosy Action (PILA) was selected as one of the final 25 Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) cases. The 25 selected initiatives present high impact solutions that have been able to improve the care delivered to people affected by neglected tropical and infectious diseases. The SIHI is a […]

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LEPROSY PREVENTION AND CONTROL WEEK

The Department of Health, declared the third (3rd) week of February of every year as Leprosy Prevention and Control Week. To observe this occasion, the Philippine Leprosy Mission will promote the importance of skin health and encourage the public with skin problems to consult at the local health centers.  PLM will also conduct free skin consultations (for any skin ailments) […]

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The Philippine Leprosy Mission received support from the Girl Scouts of the Philippines!

The Philippine Leprosy Mission (PLM), a non-stock, non-profit organization dedicated to the cure and care of persons affected by leprosy, is continuing its advocacy and partnership with the Department of Health to control leprosy in hyper-endemic areas. Despite the discovery of medicine to treat the disease and the continuous effort to ensure that they receive […]

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World Leprosy Day 2014

Dear Friends, World Leprosy Day 2014 calls for a massive, concerted, united effort to raise awareness about leprosy and the problems created by this chronic but curable disease. It is not enough to know about leprosy–we all have to ACT WITH A SENSE OF URGENCY in order to prevent and address the physical, psychosocial, and […]

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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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Skin consultation with Sorok Uni Foundation

Philippine Leprosy Mission (PLM), in partnership with Sorok Uni Foundation, conducted a free skin clinic as part of the 9th year anniversary celebration of Sorok Trinity Church in Sorok Uni Village, San Antonio, Quezon. Volunteer dermatologists were consultant, Dr Belen Dofitas, and four dermatology resident physicians of St. Luke’s Medical Center. They were able to […]

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PLM participates in the First Leprosy Stakeholders Symposium

The 1st Leprosy Stakeholders Symposium was held last January 25, 2012 at the Legend Hotel, City of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. This symposium was organized by the Department of Health in cooperation with the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development and Novartis Healthcare Philippines so that the country’s major stakeholders and partners in leprosy control could brainstorm […]

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