AHM Leprosy Relief Org.
AHM is an organization whose main purpose is to fight leprosy, from both medical and social aspects. It has been AHM's policy for the last three decades to promote Leprosy Awareness and arouse the interest of the public.
Over the past years, AHM has produced several innovative approaches, effectively dealing with leprosy and its negative social consequences not only for the person affected but also for his family and the community.
For the past 18 years, several National Scout Organizations have been active in leprosy work, with the support of AHM and at the 34th World Scout Conference held in Oslo in 1996, adopted Resolution N° 12/96 urging "... all National Scout Associations concerned to involve their members in working towards elimination of leprosy in coordination with WHO Leprosy Authorities and ministries of health".
As a result, in 1997 WOSM, WHO and AHM became partners in the movement of elimination of leprosy in 10 countries (Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Nepal, Philippines, Sudan, Tanzania and Zaire) where, as a group, the prevalence rate of leprosy was 4,7 per 10,000, and where the National Scout Organizations members of WOSM were strong enough to make a significant contribution; besides this, the AHM presence in these geographical areas have already been committed, long and historical. This coming together has proved to be extremely beneficial in the campaign against leprosy.