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Leprosy in India

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

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

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

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