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Govt reports India having the maximum cases of leprosy in the world at 60 percent

Govt reports India having the maximum cases of leprosy in the world at 60 percent

With a view to eliminating leprosy from the country, a three-pronged strategy was adopted during 2016-17 for early detection of the disease among community.

United against leprosy: PM Modi seeks to take forward Gandhi's vision to eliminate disease

United against leprosy: PM Modi seeks to take forward Gandhi's vision to eliminate disease

Modi said the effort to eliminate leprosy from this country under the National Leprosy Eradication Programme is a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s vision.

Leprosy: Symptoms, diagnosis and key facts

Leprosy: Symptoms, diagnosis and key facts

To raise awareness about the disease, World Leprosy Day was established and is observed internationally on January 30 or its nearest Sunday.

WHO launches strategy to achieve leprosy-free world by 2020

It said several key interventions needed to achieve the target of detecting cases early before visible disabilities occur, with a special focus on children as a way to reduce disabilities and reduce transmission.

Mother Teresa: Controversies surrounding the 'Saint of the Gutters'

Mother Teresa: Controversies surrounding the 'Saint of the Gutters'

The issues of abortion to her beatification and sainthood, Mother Teresa's work and life has been subjected to intense scrutiny, judgement and criticism.