Site: Markham - Allstate Pkwy

Service: Leprosy Mission Canada

Record Details
Former Name Leprosy Mission Canada (April 22, 2014)
Office Phone 905-886-2885
Toll Free Phone 1-888-537-7679
Fax 905-886-2887
E-Mail info@effecthope.org
Website www.effecthope.org
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/effecthope
Twitter Twitter: www.twitter.com/effecthope
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/effecthope
Established Established in 1892, Incorporated in 1984
Primary Executive Peter Derrick, Executive Director
Alternate Executive Mr Winston Miller, Chair
Funding Donations ; Government funding
Description (Service) Offers the following services for individuals who may have leprosy and their families: 
1) Detection and Diagnosis – Staff and trained community volunteers refer suspected cases to clinics and hospitals for testing and proper diagnosis 
2) Multi-Drug Therapy (MDT) – A blend of drugs that kills all known strains of leprosy bacteria  
3) Surgery –To repair tissue damage, foot-drop, clawed hands and can restore eyelid function 
4) Rehabilitation – Massage and physiotherapy can help restore use of hands and feet 
5) Education – Patients learn how to protect their health, as leprosy leaves people vulnerable to infection and loss of limb 
6) Self-care – Feeling can never be restored to hands and feet, leprosy-recovered people learn to soak their feet, and oil their skin regularly to keep it soft 
7) Community and Family Restoration – Where necessary, staff work with community leaders and family members to reduce stigma and repair relationships 
8) Life Skills – Through skill-development, vocational training and/or promotion of patient self-determination through micro-financing, self-help and self-care groups, many affected by leprosy are able to build a normal life post-cure
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Dates Year round
Areas Served York Region ; Nigeria, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Mozambique, USA, and Nepal
Boundaries Worldwide
Eligibility Check website for volunteer opportunities
Application Call for information * send requests for speaking engagement to aonley@effecthope.org.
Languages English ; French ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Hindi ; Telugu ; Vietnamese
Fees None
Located In Community Markham
Address & Map
90 Allstate Pkwy, Ste 200
Markham, ON L3R 6H3
Intersection Hwy 404 and Hwy 7
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Service Categories International Development Programs ~ Leprosy
Resources Prayer Update Monthly Newsletter * Christmas Catalogue * Brochures: Changing History * A Call to Action * Beyond a Cure


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