LEPROSY RELIEF CANADA

Registered Name: SECOURS AUX LEPREUX CANADA INC. THE LEPROSY RELIEF CANADA INC.

Business Number: 103115812RR0001

COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Leprosy-affected Individuals

Campaign Ends July 1, 2020

Structural inequality, prejudice, disability, and suppressed immune systems are all vulnerabilities that make persons affected by leprosy especially susceptible to facing the worst consequences of COVID-19.

The corticosteroids used to treat leprosy reactions significantly alter the immune system. These people are at high risk of developing COVID-19. Many persons affected live in middle and low-income countries and they belong to the more vulnerable groups. People affected by leprosy often do not have access to safe water and sanitation and are without a safe home.

In many regions of the world, our existing projects are sharing accurate and helpful information about COVID-19 so that the people and communities we support know the signs and symptoms, and the necessary preventative steps they can take. Some projects provide mobile hand-washing facilities, supply soaps, and disinfectants and encourage local production of cloth masks.

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