(China) Hansen Disease (Leprosy) Treatment
Hansen’s Disease (leprosy) continues to be a concern and the cause of great poverty in the rural areas of mainland China. Father Thomas Peyton, M.M., in collaboration with local congregations and Casa Ricci Social Services as well as the Jesuits and the Salesians, offers help to people with Hansen’s Disease and to those suffering from HIV/AIDS.
This program of compassion offers food and medical care to ease the burden of this illness on patients and their families. Members of the local congregation and Father Peyton accompany those at the final stages of their life and pray with them. This presence provides a sense of love, dignity and security for the patients.
- With Father Peyton’s return to the U.S., the project will continue to provide its services for the Hansen Disease patients in 13 different locations through our collaborative efforts with the local congregations and Casa Ricci Social Services.
With the help of our benefactors, this project assists victims of Hansen’s Disease by providing a healthy meal along with medical and pastoral care.