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New vaccine offers protection against tuberculosis, leprosy

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:11

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

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 13:52

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.

Odisha doctor selected for Damien-Dutton award-2012

Last Updated: Thursday, August 16, 2012, 19:03

Dr PKB Pattnaik, a doctor from Odisha, has become the eighth person from India to be selected for the prestigious Damien-Dutton award for the year 2012.

India reports over 50% leprosy cases globally

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 19:58

Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number (25,509 cases), followed by Bihar with 20,547 cases.

Ansari calls for positive approach towards leprosy patients

Last Updated: Thursday, July 01, 2010, 22:13

Vice President of India, M Hamid Ansari today called upon to adopt positive approach towards leprosy patients and stressed on the need to bring them in to main stream.

Nepal leprosy victims to climb Everest

Last Updated: Thursday, April 22, 2010, 19:49

A group of Nepalese leprosy sufferers is training to climb Mount Everest in an effort to raise awareness and remove the stigma surrounding the disease, expedition organisers said on Thursday.

Remove social stigma about leprosy: Sasakawa

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 20:55

WHO Goodwill for Leprosy, Yohei Sasakawa called for sincere efforts to remove the social stigma associated with leprosy and empower the affected people to improve their livelihood to enable them to lead a dignified life.