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The sensitisation was organised by NTBLCP under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Health, in partnership with Lion's Club, and Junior Chambers International (JCI) to commemorate the 2018 World Leprosy Day
Chief Executive Officer, MALC, Mervyn Lobo, said leprosy elimination is successfully being achieved in Pakistan; however elimination is not the end of leprosy.
The elimination of leprosy is successfully being achieved.
More than 57,000 leprosy patients have received free of cost treatment at 157 MALC Leprosy Centres located throughout Pakistan.
Although the transmission of leprosy is poorly understood, international migration of persons with leprosy is a more likely scenario for autochthonous transmission than contact with armadillos, especially if a case-patient has no history of armadillo exposure.
Kalaburagi (Karnataka) [India], October 15 ( ANI ): Setting an example of selfless service, an auto-rickshaw driver, Hanmanth Huvanna Devnoor, helps leprosy patients lead a dignified life.
This study highlights the same and these findings can be used to subtype the leprosy cases.
Adib Rizvi while recounting the services of Dr Pfau said that she served the most vulnerable people of the society by treating the leprosy patients.
Social activists, medical practitioners, nurses' representatives, lawyers and representatives of different segments of society expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Dr Ruth Pfau, who spent more than half a century in Pakistan battling leprosy.
Leprosy is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae.
Leprosy seropositivity was determined by measuring the level of anti-phenolic glycolipid-1 IgM and IDO level using ELISA.
For the year 2013, 2,131 new cases were detected in Sri Lanka and the new case detection rate of leprosy is 9.