Year 2018


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  • 20.09.2018

    Yang Bunthoeun, a tenacious educator

    A sufferer of leprosy,Yang Bunthoeun shares his story of overcoming the disease as well as poverty to find his calling, teaching the destitute.   Already in his thirties, Yang Bunthoeun is now the director of a small primary school in a village in Kompong Speu, in Southern Cambodia. The hamlet was built in the 1980s […]

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  • 17.09.2018

    The Board of Directors of the CIOMAL Foundation would like to extend their heartfelt condolences and prayers to the grieving family of Dr. Beat Richner and so to the countless children looked after in one of the Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals he founded. The passionate battle the late Dr. Richner led in favour of underprivileged […]

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  • 23.07.2018

    Out of the factory and back to school

    Phy Phea loves studying and she has always received excellent grades. Her dream is to become a schoolteacher. However, at the end of 2016, her parents decided to send her to the garment factory, as they needed money. But thanks to CIOMAL’s help, Phea was finally able to return to school. A father affected with […]

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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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  • 10.03.2018

    Nuth Hy and His Family’s Good Fortune

    Nuth Hy and His Family’s Good Fortune This could be the story of a male Cinderella. When he lived in his hut built from palm tree leaves,    which would get soaked and rocked during storms and was an easy target for thieves and robbers, Nuth Hy never imagined that he would one day be […]

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  • 09.03.2018

    Sophea’s Fight Against the Silence Around Leprosy

    Sophea’s Fight Against the Silence Around Leprosy “Even though we are affected by leprosy, we have the same rights as other people. We must not allow ourselves to be marginalized. We must assert ourselves, behave and act like everybody else.” This is what Sophea Leng tells the many patients who have come to seek treatment […]

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