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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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