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  • 14.03.2018

    The Flames of First Love Sparked Anew

    The Flames of First Love Sparked Anew They were parted for a long time but Nanh and Ban reunited 8 months ago after going through many hardships in life. Nanh was affected by leprosy, which has left her with stumps, while Ban was sent to war after the Khmer Rouge regime and lost a leg […]

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  • 13.03.2018

    Awareness Raising Indispensable in the Fight Against Leprosy

    Awareness Raising Indispensable in the Fight Against Leprosy Naïma Azzouri from Morocco, Wu Yao Qiang from China and Kofi Nyarko from Ghana are all affected by leprosy. With the support of networks in their country, they fight the stigma against people affected with leprosy (PAL) and their families. Testimonies.   Naïma Azzouri/Morocco “In my country, […]

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  • 12.03.2018

    A life Devoted to the Fight Against Leprosy

    A life Devoted to the Fight Against Leprosy Yohei Sasakawa, president of the Nippon Foundation, travels around the world to give a human face to one of its oldest diseases and contribute to its elimination. In June, he organized in Geneva a conference attended by people with leprosy, human rights defenders, jurists and medical experts. […]

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  • 11.03.2018

    The Unsettling History of Leprosy in Japan

    The Unsettling History of Leprosy in Japan Although it is now a beacon in the fight against the stigma and discrimination against persons with leprosy, Japan has known dark years when imprisonment, forced labour, sterilisation and arbitrary punishment were the fate of those affected. Here’s a look at the main milestones in the history of […]

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  • 10.03.2018

    Nuth Hy and His Family’s Good Fortune

    Nuth Hy and His Family’s Good Fortune This could be the story of a male Cinderella. When he lived in his hut built from palm tree leaves,    which would get soaked and rocked during storms and was an easy target for thieves and robbers, Nuth Hy never imagined that he would one day be […]

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  • 09.03.2018

    Sophea’s Fight Against the Silence Around Leprosy

    Sophea’s Fight Against the Silence Around Leprosy “Even though we are affected by leprosy, we have the same rights as other people. We must not allow ourselves to be marginalized. We must assert ourselves, behave and act like everybody else.” This is what Sophea Leng tells the many patients who have come to seek treatment […]

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  • 08.03.2018

    Miss Kunthy’s Blue Dream

    Miss Kunthy’s Blue Dream At almost 60, Miss Kunthy still loves dressing up as though she was going on a first date. But Miss Kunthy never had a fiancé or a husband. The young woman’s dream was shattered when, aged 18, she received a terrible diagnosis: she had leprosy. We arrived at Miss Kunthy’s on […]

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  • 07.03.2018

    The Surgeon Who Is a Bridge Between Vietnam and Cambodia

    The Surgeon Who Is a Bridge Between Vietnam and Cambodia DR. NGUYEN KIM KHOA is a Vietnamese surgeon who has devoted his life to the fight against leprosy. With his A-team (a physiotherapist, an orthopedist and a nurse), he travels throughout Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia to carry out surgery on people affected by leprosy so […]

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  • 06.03.2018

    The Elimination of Leprosy in Cambodia: A Path Strewn With Obstacles

    The Elimination of Leprosy in Cambodia: A Path Strewn With Obstacles The fight against leprosy in Cambodia has been faced with many obstacles since the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979). Before 1975, Cambodians affected by leprosy were sent to Troeung, a leper colony in the province of Kompong Cham. Only Dapsone was available back then, an […]

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