DPI seeks inclusion of leprosy affected persons in mainstream

Disabled People's International (DPI), a network of disability rights organisations, will now include people with leprosy in their disability rights movement to ensure better protection of their rights and their integration in the mainstream.

Leprosy is a neglected disability in India, says rights activist

Leprosy is a disease which is widely attached to stigma and social exclusion. 

Hospitals equipped to treat leprosy patients: Centre to SC

The Centre Thursday told the Supreme Court that facilities of medicines and reconstruction surgery are available at various hospitals across the country to treat persons suffering from leprosy.

Rehabilitation of leprosy-affected people a challenge: NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday said the rehabilitation of leprosy-affected people remains a cause of concern in the country.

WHO urges billions to fight neglected tropical diseases

The World Health Organization Thursday urged countries to invest billions of dollars to tackle 17 neglected tropical diseases -- including dengue fever, leprosy and sleeping sickness -- which kill 500,000 people globally each year.

President Pranab lauds awareness programmes about leprosy

Awareness programmes about leprosy will help bring an attitudinal change in society towards the disease and boost the morale of persons afflicted with it, President Pranab Mukherjee said Thursday.

SC asks Centre, states to list out steps to curb leprosy

Supreme Court today asked the Centre and state governments to apprise it of steps taken to eradicate and curb leprosy, saying it was their responsibility to curb the spread of the disease which is curable.

SC asks Centre, states to list out steps to curb leprosy

Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre and state governments to apprise it of steps taken to eradicate and curb leprosy, saying it was their responsibility to curb the spread of the disease which is curable.

Leprosy is a leading cause of disability, says expert

Nikita Sarah, Head, Advocacy and Communication, Diana Princess of Wales Health Education and Media Centre, The Leprosy Mission Trust India, stated that leprosy was one of the leading causes of disability with India accounting for 58 per cent of the global leprosy burden.

SC issues notice to govt on curbing leprosy in country

The Supreme Court Monday expressed concern over prevalence of leprosy in the country despite the disease being curable and sought explanation form Centre and state governments for their alleged failure to curb it.

New vaccine offers protection against tuberculosis, leprosy

In a breakthrough, US researchers have found that an improved tuberculosis vaccine can offer strong protection against leprosy.

India will take at least 40 years to eliminate leprosy

India`s leprosy elimination programme has not been "successful" and it will take at least 40 years to completely eliminate the disease from the country, an international expert has said.

No place for stigma against Leprosy: Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama Thursday said here that there should be no place for stigma against leprosy patients in the society.

Leprosy the world`s oldest infectious disease?

Researchers have found two leprosy-causing bacteria from a last common bacterial ancestor around 10 million years ago.

Vinegar helps fight drug-resistant TB

A new study has found that the active ingredient in vinegar, acetic acid, might be used as an inexpensive and non-toxic disinfectant against drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Leprosy may be one of the oldest human illnesses ever

New research points towards leprosy, also known as Hansen`s disease, being one of the oldest human-specific infections, with roots likely stemming back millions of years.

President calls for eradicating leprosy

President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday called for integrated leprosy services in geographically focused areas to eradicate the disease while Vice President Hamid Ansari urged for generating awareness about its misconceptions.

Chariot on leprosy care rolls out in Ganjam

Shamba Rath - the chariot to spread message on the benefit of multi drug therapy (MDT) for leprosy patients, will travel in four out of 22 blocks of Odisha`s Ganjam district for a week.

747 new leprosy cases in NE region, Centre worried

The Centre has expressed concern at re-emergence of leprosy cases in certain pockets of the eighth North Eastern states which have reported 747 new cases.

Syphilis` origins still unknown

Researchers have said that despite trying to find the origins of the sexually transmitted infection syphilis they have come up with an empty hand.