Leprosy is caused by a germ affecting the skin and nerves. Leprosy can be cured. Untreated leprosy causes disabilities.
Account Name: Leprosy Mission
Bank: First National Bank
Swift Code: FIRNZAJJ
Branch: Balfour Park, Johannesburg, South Africa
Branch code number: 212217
Account number: 51471056974
Account Type: Current Go
World Leprosy Day will be commemorated on Sunday, 25th January 2015.
Leprosy is an especially cruel disease because it usually affects the very poorest people in the world. It can destroy a person’s health, leading to permanent disability, amputations and blindness.
But often this is just the start. It continues by robbing individuals of their education, employment, marriage prospects and relationships within their family and community.
The Leprosy Mission helps restore lives destroyed by leprosy.
The Leprosy Mission, in partnership with the National and Provincial Departments of Health in South Africa, works to provide the cure that stops the disease from further damaging a person’s body and teaches people affected by leprosy how to avoid disfiguring injuries to their hands, feet and eyes.
In many parts of the world today, the disease continues to carry a stigma. Many people with leprosy-caused disabilities suffer terrible discrimination.
The Leprosy Mission works to educate their communities, teaching them that leprosy is a mildly-infectious and curable disease and not a curse for life.
New leprosy infections have reached very low levels in South Africa, but newly diagnosed patients often have severe disabilities, which could have been prevented with earlier treatment. The Leprosy Mission urges health care workers serving communities at risk of contracting leprosy, to familiarise themselves with the early signs of leprosy.
Leprosy can be defeated through awareness of the signs of the disease, providing treatment on time and demonstrating compassion towards leprosy patients.
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