Stigma, discrimination remain barriers to tackling leprosy, says Mamora
The Federal Government has said that Nigeria’s leprosy control efforts have been bedeviled with stigma and discrimination against persons affected and their families.
What is your leprosy?
As people look at you externally, things may seem to be going on well with you and there is no problem, but internally, there may be unconquered areas of your life.
Practitioners get closer to leprosy eradication in Nigeria
With a prevalence of 1-in-100,000 people, medical experts have revealed Nigeria was getting closer to phasing out the leprosy endemic but reiterated the need for increased health awareness to reduce ignorance about the disease.
Uba’s documentary lifts leprosy awareness with canvas against discrimination
It has become a tradition for Nigeria to join the rest of the world in commemorating days for certain challenging ailments. ‘World Leprosy Day’ was celebrated last Sunday, January 27, 2019 in Lagos, and it had as theme, Zero Discrimination to Stigmatisation.
FG raises concern over increasing cases of leprosy among children
The Federal Government yesterday expressed worries over the continued presence of undetected Leprosy cases, especially among children in the country. Speaking at the 2019 World Leprosy Day with the theme: Ending Discrimination, Stigma and Prejudice, Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, noted that 2,442 new Leprosy cases were reported. He said the National…
Public health awareness, immunisation curb leprosy —Experts
As the world marks Leprosy Day today, medical experts have advocated more focus on the disease. They advised that government and health workers embark on intense public health awareness to reduce ignorance about the disease and knowledge.....
Foundation calls for urgent intervention, empowerment for persons living with leprosy
National Co-ordinator, Voice of Humanitarian Aid Foundation (VOHAF), Franca Emekobun, has called for an urgent intervention and renewed commitments to scale up efforts towards eradicating leprosy in the country.
How health education, vaccinations curb leprosy - Doctors
As the world marks the Leprosy Day on Tuesday, governments and health workers have been advised to focus more on public health education to curb ignorance of the disease...
Otrofanowei: Leprosy and how to deal with it
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by an acid-fast, rod-shaped bacillus mycobacterium leprae. It is an old disease that has been present since Biblical times.