Fake leprosy-cured certificates give 46 people access to jobs
Faking community certificates for jobs under quota category is now obsolete. It is the leprosy certificate that is getting everyone government jobs in Tamil Nadu. Perfectly normal people who have no sign of ever having suffered leprosy have obtained ...
India Today - Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:26



Leprosy is rearing its head in Gujarat again
RAJKOT: Is leprosy back to haunt the state 11 years after Gujarat achieved the National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) goal of keeping the prevalence rate below one? Data available with the state`s health department suggests so. The goal of NLEP ...
NYOOOZ - Sat, 14 Mar 2015 20:10

Research finds a reason leprosy has persisted
The discovery may help answer a question that has puzzled tropical disease experts for years: Why does the number of new leprosy cases around the world not decrease even though thousands of victims are now on drugs that make them less infectious and ...
Deccan Herald - Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:08



Leprosy as a Human Rights Issue
On January 27, a ceremony was held in Tokyo to announce the 2015 Global Appeal to End Stigma and Discrimination against People Affected by Leprosy. Prime Minister Abe Shinzō and other dignitaries pledged their support for the struggle against ...
Nippon.com - Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:37



Research says leprosy stigma contributes to prevalence
JILL TOMLINSON: We were doing some research to find out about people's perceptions around leprosy just by way of background to a project in Samoa, and the social concerns that people had around leprosy featured quite highly and that the majority of ...
Radio New Zealand - Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:33



Six new leprosy-linked genes discovered
SINGAPORE: Scientists from A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences have discovered six new genes that influence the risk of contracting leprosy, said GIS in a media release on Friday (Mar 6).
Channel News Asia - Fri, 06 Mar 2015 02:41

S'pore, China scientists discover six new genes linked to leprosy
TODAYonline - Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:55

It's rare but it's here – watch out for leprosy
Dr Holland, an infectious diseases physician at Middlemore Hospital, told New Zealand Doctor the annual rate of infections had fallen from six to eight a year to around four a year. This is probably as a result of leprosy being brought under control in ...
New Zealand Doctor Online - Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:37



Visit by Leprosy World president
Leprosy Mission members from Dundee joined their colleagues at Forfar East & Old Parish Church on Friday for a presentation by William Cairns Smith OBE, Emeritus Professor of Public Health at Aberdeen University, and President of Leprosy Mission ...
Forfar Dispatch - Sun, 15 Mar 2015 02:56


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