leprosy

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