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Leprosy

27 Jan 2020
The Federal Government has said that Nigeria’s leprosy control efforts have been bedeviled with stigma and discrimination against persons affected and their families.
22 Dec 2019
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.
18 Apr 2019
“I thought it was the end of the world for me when I was told I had tuberculosis (TB).”
18 Feb 2019
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.
3 Feb 2019
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.
28 Jan 2019
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…
27 Jan 2019
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.....
5 Apr 2018
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.
6 Feb 2018
Members of the Junior Chamber International (JCI), Benin Metropolitan, at the weekend held a road walk in honour of leprosy patients in Edo State.
28 Jan 2018
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...
29 Jan 2017
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.
21 Jul 2016
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 ...

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