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Leprosy


Leprosy doesn’t just affect people’s health. People with leprosy face stigma, discrimination and social exclusion.

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The Philadelphia Community Hospital in Salur, India, aims to alleviate suffering of leprosy affected people by providing sustainable and better health care in the area.
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Mudhili Gadaba is a native tribe found in Andhra Pradesh, close to the Orissa border. The people that face a daily struggle with proverty and lack of access to healthcare and education.
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Majority of the people in the western world still believe that Leprosy actually eats away the flesh and the bones, thus causing the deformities like loss of fingers and toes. But this not true. Leprosy is a mildly infectious disease associated with poverty whiich is easily cured.

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World Leprosy Day 2015 – Sunday 25 January


Written by Dr Sunder Rao Bethapudy

World Leprosy Day 2015 – Sunday 25 January On Sunday 25 January World Leprosy Day 2015 help us shout out that leprosy still exists and that it can now be cured. Tell your friends about some of the poorest and most marginalized people in the world – those affected by leprosy.

Take time to think and pray for those those who still suffer the horrendous effects of leprosy.

 

World Leprosy Day was started in 1954 by French philanthropist and writer, Raoul Follereau, to raide  awareness of this deadly ancient disease and call attention to the fact that it can be prevented, treated and cured.

Generally believed to be the world's oldest disease, leprosy is also one of the world's most stigmatised. The word leper is abusive, robs people of their dignity and increases discrimination. The day was chosen by Raoul Follereau in 1953 to coincide with the anniversary of Mahatma Ghandi’s assassination on 30th January 1948.

Fear and misunderstandings stilll surround leprosy, such as the disease being a curse for some alleged misdeed, are widespread in some cultures. In turn they fuel a vicious circle that begins with those affected hiding the first suspect skin patches in order to avoid being shunned by their families and becoming a social outcast.

In India there are currently 17 laws which discriminate against people with leprosy. These include being prevented from running in elections and leprosy being grounds for divorce. Fear and discrimination of leprosy stem from a lack of education about the disease.

On Sunday 25th January, join us to change the lives of people affected by disease, poverty and prejudice.

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