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Latest World Leprosy Day Stories

2013-12-10 04:22:32

TOKYO, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The leaders of organizations of people affected by leprosy from nine countries and Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, have written to Pope Francis urging the Catholic Church to speak out against leprosy-related discrimination and labels that perpetuate stigma. The letter has been prompted by the Pope's use of the term "leprosy" in reference to aspects of the Church that he seeks...

2013-01-24 08:31:45

Marking Progress in Advance of World Leprosy Day, Observed Jan. 27 SEATTLE and RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IDRI (Infectious Disease Research Institute), in conjunction with OrangeLife, a Brazilian diagnostic company, today announces the registration of a rapid diagnostic test for leprosy, offering new hope for early diagnosis and treatment. The test was registered through ANVISA, Brazil's regulatory authority. (Logo:...