Our target is to achieve zero cases of leprosy-related disabilities, state health officials

World Leprosy Day focuses on the target of zero cases of leprosy-related disabilities in children. But this year Maharashtra registered 9.10 per cent child leprosy cases in the total number of leprosy cases. Yet, among the 1063 child leprosy cases 5 children have developed disability this year

Our target is to achieve zero cases of leprosy-related disabilities, state health officialsThe day aims to spread awareness about leprosy, the impact of discrimination and social stigma attached to the disease. World Leprosy Day, observed on the last Sunday of January, focuses on the target of zero cases of leprosy-related disabilities in children. Disabilities do not occur overnight, but happen after a prolonged period of undiagnosed disease. […]

#WorldLeprosyDay: Technician ropes in barber, bangle seller and tailor to detect leprosy in people

 World Leprosy Day seeks to end stigma and discrimination against people affected by leprosy. The global event also focuses on the target of zero cases of leprosy-related disabilities in children. With over two lakh new leprosy cases detected across the world every year, India is home to more than half of these

#WorldLeprosyDay: Technician ropes in barber, bangle seller and tailor to detect leprosy in peopleWorld Leprosy Day, held on the last Sunday of January every year, seeks to increase public awareness about leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease – a highly contagious infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. This year’s theme for World Leprosy Day is ‘ending discrimination, stigma, and prejudice’. It is said that the majority of […]

Maha govt launches ‘Sparsh’ campaign to raise awareness on leprosy  

In order to raise awareness about leprosy in the younger generation,  the ‘Sparsh campaign’ was launched from January 01 and will be observed till January 31. Through this campaign, children studying in municipal and Zilla Parishad schools will take a pledge not to mistreat or discriminate against people suffering from leprosy   

Maha govt launches ‘Sparsh’ campaign to raise awareness on leprosy  Even in today’s modern society, there is little to no awareness about leprosy among people. People suffering from leprosy are still ostracised from mainstream society. Many a times, we see that people who are affected with leprosy are shunned from society or are discriminated against in there day-to-day lives. For this, it is important to […]