In August 2005, I was again given the opportunity to speak at the Sub-commission of the UNCHR. This time, too, I only had
Low-cost 3d-printed prosthetics are making it easier to give individuals a replacement limb.
With the development of effective medicine to treat leprosy in the 1980s, the number of patients greatly declined in many
For over 40 years now, I have been working to eliminate leprosy. For the first twenty years, curing the disease was my main
Have you ever been at a party when someone walks by, and suddenly the person you are speaking with leans into you and says
In 1991, WHO set a numerical target to accelerate the effort to eliminate leprosy. Elimination was defined as less than one
The world has forgotten about this ancient disease. But it's not gone yet.
In the small village of Dana Toc in Myanmar, community organizers are engaged in the task of gathering all their neighbors
Incurable, a curse, unclean, hereditary, highly infectious, deadly, limited to undeveloped areas or tropical regions, an
In 1941, clinical trials with Promin, a sulfone drug, began with six volunteer leprosy patients at the Gillis W. Long Hansen’s
José Ramirez, Jr. is a friend of mine. He was forcibly sent to an “institution,” stripped of his name, and assigned a number
I am reminded many times in my research that women are invisible throughout history. While preparing a recent presentation for the women's auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus, I discovered two American women Roman Catholic saints of whom I was not aware.
If you've been through that awkward phase in life know as adolescence, you've most likely felt isolated at one time or another. I had a miserable time most of my high school years.
"Generally, you don't want to be playing with wild animals anyway."
To reach them, she rode her motorbike along narrow, winding paths covered with wild plants and through rice fields of smelly
Today, leprosy affects approximately 150,000 people in India, which carries roughly 58% of the global leprosy burden.
When Hansen's disease (commonly known as leprosy) was introduced to the Hawaiian islands in 1830s, native Hawaiians were