Patients relive ordeal as TB spreads, becomes untreatable
“I thought it was the end of the world for me when I was told I had tuberculosis (TB).”
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.....
JCI holds road show in Benin for leprosy patients
Members of the Junior Chamber International (JCI), Benin Metropolitan, at the weekend held a road walk in honour of leprosy patients in Edo State.
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...
JCI, NIPPON Foundation launch campaign to end leprosy related stigma and discrimination
The Junior Chamber International, Nigeria (JCI) in collaboration with NIPPON Foundation has announce the start of a nationwide campaign tagged ‘Think Leprosy Now’ aimed at raising awareness ...