Leprosy

  • Sinful to discriminate against leprosy patients: Dalai Lama 20-03-2014 04:28 PM

    New Delhi: Even though India has achieved the World Health Organisation's (WHO) elimination level for leprosy, the social stigma associated with the disease is still prevalent, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said. "This is a physical condition like any other and people should not look down upon others. All...
  • Acid attack victim and crusader tipped to get 'Ojaswani Award' 10-01-2014 07:16 PM

    Acid attack victim Laxmi, whose crusade against acid attacks forced the Supreme Court to ban the open sale of acid in the market as well as noted social worker Kavita Bhattarai who serves leprosy patients will begiven this year's prestigious 'Ojaswani Award, it was announced here on Friday. Chhattisgarh Chief...
  • Need to shed stigma attached to Leprosy 25-09-2013 06:51 PM

    Kolkata: Higlighting the discrimination against the leprosy-affected in India, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Elimination of Leprosy Yohei Sasakawa has called for extension of support to the patients to overcome the stigma associated with the disease. "Many parts of India still face the problems of discrimination and a major social stigma...
  • CJ Appeals for Better Treatment of Leprosy Sufferers 11-08-2013 12:03 PM

    One CJ - himself a leprosy sufferer - exposes the limited amount of compensation that victims receive, and documents their attempts to create a community for themselves. ...
  • Citizen Journalist Show: No Country for Children, and more 11-08-2013 11:25 AM

    This week, the CJ show travels from Jharkhand to Bangalore and back, featuring the stories of a reunited international couple, a road restoration project in Bangalore, and a plea for better roads in Ladakh. Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai launches the No Country for Children campaign, in which CJ will track the...
  • Faridabad: Leprosy patient help others like him to find home 19-07-2013 10:50 AM

    Faridabad: After being thrown out of his home and forced to beg, leprosy patient M Gurappa vowed that he would not let other patients suffer the same fate and would also help them find a home. Gurappa was disowned by his family in his teens after he was afflicted with...
  • India still struggling to do away with leprosy 12-08-2011 09:15 AM

    Mumbai: India officially eliminated leprosy six years ago, but that seems to be a jargon as it doesn't really mean that the country has eradicated the disease. One-third of the districts are in the danger zone. Home to 65 per cent of the world's leprosy cases, the country cannot afford...
  • Mother Teresa still inspires Delhi doctors 26-08-2010 07:55 PM

    Mother Teresa's 100th birth anniversary is being celebrated around the world. Even though she died in 1997 but even 13 years after her death, doctors still volunteer at a leprosy home in Delhi, happy to be able to help complete the task, the Saint of the Gutters set out to...
  • India's leprosy problem: political, social and legal 05-02-2010 03:44 PM

    Country is home to 65% of all leprosy patients in the world. ...
  • IBNliving: Social stigma hinders leprosy eradication 06-02-2009 02:00 PM

    Globally 5 lakh new cases are diagnosed with leprosy every year. ...
  • Lepers treated as outcasts, shunned by society 31-01-2008 07:00 PM

    India's middle order batsman Rohit Sharma is excited about the upcoming tour to the West Indies. ...