leprosy

Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Dr Ruth Pfau laid to rest in Karachi

Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Dr Ruth Pfau laid to rest in Karachi

"The entire nation is indebted to Ruth Pfau for her selflessness and unmatched services for eradication of leprosy," said Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

Aug 19, 2017, 17:52 PM IST
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.

Apr 11, 2017, 20:38 PM IST
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.

Jan 29, 2017, 22:54 PM IST
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.

Jan 29, 2017, 21:08 PM IST

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.

Apr 20, 2016, 16:23 PM IST
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.

Mar 15, 2016, 22:43 PM IST

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.

Jul 10, 2015, 19:24 PM IST

Leprosy is a neglected disability in India, says rights activist

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

Jul 08, 2015, 17:43 PM IST

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.

Apr 23, 2015, 22:09 PM IST

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.

Apr 17, 2015, 19:17 PM IST

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.

Feb 19, 2015, 21:28 PM IST

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.

Jan 29, 2015, 21:37 PM IST

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.

Jan 13, 2015, 19:54 PM IST

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.

Jan 13, 2015, 19:05 PM IST

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.

Dec 01, 2014, 12:33 PM IST

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.

Sep 01, 2014, 21:23 PM IST

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.

Aug 20, 2014, 12:11 PM IST

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.

Jul 28, 2014, 13:52 PM IST

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.

Mar 20, 2014, 21:02 PM IST

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.

Feb 28, 2014, 19:00 PM IST