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  • 14.03.2018

    The Flames of First Love Sparked Anew

    The Flames of First Love Sparked Anew They were parted for a long time but Nanh and Ban reunited 8 months ago after going through many hardships in life. Nanh was affected by leprosy, which has left her with stumps, while Ban was sent to war after the Khmer Rouge regime and lost a leg […]

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  • 13.03.2018

    Awareness Raising Indispensable in the Fight Against Leprosy

    Awareness Raising Indispensable in the Fight Against Leprosy Naïma Azzouri from Morocco, Wu Yao Qiang from China and Kofi Nyarko from Ghana are all affected by leprosy. With the support of networks in their country, they fight the stigma against people affected with leprosy (PAL) and their families. Testimonies.   Naïma Azzouri/Morocco “In my country, […]

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  • 12.03.2018

    A life Devoted to the Fight Against Leprosy

    A life Devoted to the Fight Against Leprosy Yohei Sasakawa, president of the Nippon Foundation, travels around the world to give a human face to one of its oldest diseases and contribute to its elimination. In June, he organized in Geneva a conference attended by people with leprosy, human rights defenders, jurists and medical experts. […]

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  • 11.03.2018

    The Unsettling History of Leprosy in Japan

    The Unsettling History of Leprosy in Japan Although it is now a beacon in the fight against the stigma and discrimination against persons with leprosy, Japan has known dark years when imprisonment, forced labour, sterilisation and arbitrary punishment were the fate of those affected. Here’s a look at the main milestones in the history of […]

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