In Ethiopia, your support enables us to provide, in partnership with ALVRA (a local organisation), hostel accommodation for leprosy patients who have travelled many miles from remote villages to receive quality health care at ALERT hospital. Depending on availability of beds at the hospital, some of these patients may have to wait several days, perhaps longer, to be admitted for treatment. This hostel offers them somewhere clean and safe to stay, and provides them with three meals a day. It gives them much needed shelter in a busy and unfamiliar city, where the only other option open to them would have been sleeping on the streets.
In 2017, 289 rural leprosy patients were served three meals a day at our hostel
In 2017, your support enabled us to provide a total of 1,702 nights' accommodation, an average of six nights per patient.
Your gifts also ensured that we could help provide better balanced meals which has aided recovery and improved general health.