India battles leprosy even though eradicated globally
Even after 15 years of global eradication, India still battles the crippling disease and accounts for more than 60 percent of the total reported cases of leprosy in the world. World Health Organization had declared the world leprosy free in 2000, but ...
Behindwoods (press release) - Thu, 21 Apr 2016 02:00



कुष्ठ को जड़ से मिटाने लोगों ने ली शपथ
लोक सुराज अभियान के अंतर्गत रायगढ़ विकास खण्ड के ग्राम पंचायत छुहीपाली में जिला स्तरीय जन समस्या निवारण शिविर का आयोजन गया। रायगढ़. लोक सुराज अभियान के अंतर्गत रायगढ़ विकास खण्ड के ...
Patrika - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 05:11

NLPA central meeting concludes
Speaking at the concluding ceremony, central chairperson of the association Surya Prasad Shrestha rued the tendency among leprosy patients to hide their disease. “As awareness campaigns have failed to bear fruit, many leprosy patients remain ...
Himalayan Times - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:26

Health Minister Shri JP Nadda reviews progress on Kala Azar and Leprosy ...
Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare reviewed the progress in the national programmes for Leprosy and Kala Azar, here today. Shri B P Sharma, Secretary (HFW), Dr Saumya Swaminathan, Secretary (DHR) and DG (ICMR), Dr. (Prof) ...
Business Standard - Thu, 07 Apr 2016 10:02



The British Queen is 90. What did Britain ever do for Uganda? Everything
According John Gunther in 'Inside Africa', “by 1900 Uganda was ravaged by Bubonic plague, Malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, bilharzias, tropical ulcer and sleeping sickness, which were claiming thousands of lives every year....but in 1934, Uganda had ...
New Vision - Sat, 30 Apr 2016 04:37

Treated like a leper
Leprosy is a disease of the skin and nerves that disfigure and could lead to disability and blindness. Few Kiwis are aware that Leprosy Mission New Zealand (LMNZ) has been supporting those affected by leprosy in the bustling city of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Times Online - Auckland - Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:11



Leprosy victims live out their lives in Sri Lanka colony
For seven decades, his home has been the Hendala Leprosy Hospital near Sri Lanka's capital of Colombo. When he and the nearly 40 other patients here eventually die, the leprosy hospital will close for good. Until then, it serves as a sanctuary for ...
USA TODAY - Sat, 05 Mar 2016 08:30



Armadillos Carrying Leprosy Bacteria Spreading in Southern US
The armadillos in the southern United States carrying the bacteria that can cause leprosy are now found over a much larger geographic range than just a few years ago, a new study suggests. The nine-banded armadillos that can transmit the bacteria ...
Live Science - Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:25


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