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World Leprosy Sunday 2020

Phyo is a patient at Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital in Myanmar and admits that he would have died had it not been for the care he has received there.

Phyo, a patient at Mawlamyine Hospital in Myanmar, and his family.

His hands and feet are disabled and he is being treated for a severe ulcer on his foot. Dr Saw, who works at the hospital, explained to us that without expert ongoing care, Phyo is in danger of having to have his leg amputated.

"In Myanmar, if you have disabilities caused by leprosy, you will lose your job and be cast out of your community. Often people have nowhere to go," he said.

Every day, hospital heroes like Dr Saw go above and beyond to bring hope and healing to people like Phyo. By supporting our World Leprosy Sunday 2020 appeal, you will help him - and other Leprosy Mission teams around the world - to provide critical care and work towards an end to leprosy.

You could fund a doctor, provide specialist leprosy training and ensure that our hospitals remain the oasis of love and vital care that they've become for so many.

It costs £10 a day to provide inpatient care for someone like Phyo, so a gift of £70 could care for someone for a week. A gift of £185 could provide specialist leprosy training for a nurse. And £788 will pay for a specialist leprosy doctor like Dr Saw for a month.

Why not hold a World Leprosy Sunday event with your church or group? You can download or order all the resources you need to do this by filling out our form.

Right now, we understand that you will be unable to organise World Leprosy Sunday events or church services due to the coronavirus pandemic. We've created a Hospital Heroes church service on video that you can use to hold an event online, should you wish to gather people together on a group video call.

"In Myanmar, if you have disabilities caused by leprosy, you will lose your job and be cast out of your community. Often people have nowhere to go."

Meet the staff and patients at Mawlamyine Hospital