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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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  • 05.03.2018

    This book is an act of remembrance

    This book is an act of remembrance Even when everything seems to fall apart, it’s up to me to decide whether to laugh or to cry, to leave or to stay, to fight or to give up, because I realized, on the uncertain road of life, the most important thing is to decide. “I have […]

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  • 04.03.2018

    Love Story in Battambang

    Love Story in Battambang They live in a small house made of bamboo and wood and covered with corrugated metal. At first glance, nothing sets this serene couple apart from their neighbors living on the outskirts of the town of Battambang. And yet, Cham Samnang and his wife Sim Ra have an extraordinary story – […]

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  • 03.03.2018

    Using early detection in the fight against leprosy

    Using early detection in the fight against leprosy In partnership with the Novartis Foundation, CIOMAL has launched “Contact Tracing,” a pilot project for the early detection of leprosy in Cambodia. Medical teams visit newly-identified patients to detect new cases of leprosy among their relatives and treat them as quickly as possible in order to avoid […]

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  • 02.03.2018

    So It Never Happens Again

    So It Never Happens Again Affected by leprosy as a child, Valdenora Rodriguez, from Brazil, shared her experience during a conference on leprosy and human rights organized in June 2015 in Geneva by the Nippon Foundation. “I grew up in the Amazon jungle, near the river. When I was 8, white spots appeared on my […]

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  • 01.03.2018

    The Khmer samurai tirelessly tracking leprosy

    The Khmer samurai tirelessly tracking leprosy He is solid as a rock, strong as a lion and fexible as bamboo. Chann Saren, a survivor of the Khmer Rouge camps, has spent his life tracking the first symptoms of leprosy on the skin of thousands of Cambodians in order to spare them the torment of an […]

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