Cure A Patient
Diagnostic & treatment
Visceral Leishmaniasis, transmitted via the bite of an infected sand fly, is the second most deadly parasitic disease following malaria. Of the approximately 500,000 new cases of VL occurring annually, 90% are found in five countries: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sudan and Brazil. Existing therapies are prohibitively expensive, since most individuals who are infected with VL are extremely poor and live in remote and rural villages, which lack basic infrastructure and make healthcare delivery extremely challenging.
Your gift will help save a life from deadly Visceral Leishmaniasis by purchasing a 21-day course of Paromomycin Injection treatment (approximately $10), along with diagnostic kits and syringes, and help us deliver and administer its use in rural villages of India. One full 21-day treatment provides a lifetime cure.