Last Sunday of January is World Leprosy day

The Leprosy Mission’s Dr Laubscher shared the following message from leprosy patients:

  • They are keen to speak about the disease and address issues of stigma
  • They don’t want other cases to wait for decades for treatment
  • They want to be part of health education
  • They are convinced that there are many undiagnosed cases
  • They don’t want their families to suffer
  • They want to be heard by the Department of Health
  • Their independence is important to them
  • They are interested in economic development of people with disabilities

For more information contact Dr Laubscher ([email protected])