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News Focus - Papua, West Papua remain at risk of elephantiasis l

Lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis, has been a public health problem in Indonesia for a long time, with ...

Indonesia, Switzerland enhance health cooperation

The government of Indonesia and Switzerland have agreed to cooperate in the health sector, such as improving capacity ...

Stigma attached to leprosy hampers efforts to control disease: Ministry

Public stigma attached to leprosy is hampering efforts to eradicate the disease in some regions as people afflicted ...

Leprosy still prevalent in some areas

Leprosy is still prevalent in some areas of Indonesia even though the infectious disease is no longer a mystery and ...

Tangerang health office discovers 397 leprosy patients

The Tangerang District Health Office has found as many as 397 leprosy patients in need of serious attention. ...

South Kalimantan records spike in leprosy cases

Cases of leprosy continue to increase in Balangan district, South Kalimantan, according to local Health Office Chief ...

Nurses Call for End to Leprosy Discrimination

-The Nippon Foundation and the International Council of Nurses jointly released Global Appeal 2015 in Tokyo on Jan. 27, ...

Morocco Symposium Tackles Issue of Stigma and Discrimination Associated with Leprosy

-A recent symposium in Morocco on leprosy and human rights was an opportunity for Naima Azzouzi to speak publicly for ...

Sasakawa Wins IBA Rule of Law Award for Efforts to End Leprosy Discrimination

-The International Bar Association, the world's leading body of legal professionals, bar associations and law ...

Indonesia health minister visits Timika to monitor leprosy

Indonesian Health Minister Nafsiah Mboi visits Timika, Papua to monitor the spread of leprosy in Mumugu village, Asmat ...

Condemning Discrimination, Dalai Lama Tells People Affected by Leprosy Never to Lose Hope

-   It would be hard to overstate the rapturous welcome given to the Dalai Lama when he visited a community ...

Rise in number of lepers in Ternate

There has been a marked increase in the number of people lately diagnosed with leprosy in Ternate, North Maluku, ...

Human Rights Institutions Pledge Support for Efforts to End Leprosy-related Discrimination

-   Global Appeal 2014 to End Stigma and Discrimination against People Affected by Leprosy was launched in ...

Leaders of People Affected by Leprosy Request Pope Francis to Speak Out against Discrimination

-The leaders of organizations of people affected by leprosy from nine countries and Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill ...

Ethiopia Hosts Symposium to Tackle Leprosy-related Discrimination

-     An international symposium on ending discrimination related to leprosy was held in Addis ...