Fifty-five successful surgeries were carried out at Kothara Leprosy Mission Hospital in India recently, Hospital Superintendent Dr Asha Massey, reported.
The Partnerships, Advocacy Research and Training (PARTI) project in India that you support has helped build the self-esteem and advocacy skills of people affected by leprosy and disability in Tamil Nadu — thank you!
Prabhu used to think that being a person with a disability meant he should stay inside the house and be dependent on his family. But through the PARTI project, his “life is transformed”.
No disease should drive a family to try to burn one of their own alive. But that’s what happened to Munia.
People affected by leprosy in India often experience rejection and discrimination from society. Some are not even allowed to enter hospitals or medical facilities because of the stigma associated with the disease.
For Gorle in India, his long journey with leprosy began over 18 years ago. He had been suffering from a fever when a Leprosy Mission medical camp visited his village and diagnosed his condition as leprosy.