Youth Have the Spirit to Change Trajectory of Leprosy, says Yohei Sasakawa
Discussions included the need to engage the younger generation in a world free of stigma and discrimination. Similarly, Marcos Costa, from Morhan in Brazil, spoke of the first Latin American and Caribbean Virtual Meeting of young people affected by leprosy, their family members, and supporters. The meeting, he said, sought to engage young people and their families in a dialogue centered on the challenges faced by those affected by the disease and to explore policy solutions to the problem. “In Brazil, 45 percent of new leprosy cases were not diagnosed in 2020 because of COVID-19. The pandemic has compounded challenge...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Youth Thought Leaders IPS UN Bureau Sasakawa Health Foundation Source Type: news

Surveillance Summaries: Disease Surveillance Among U.S.-Bound Immigrants and Refugees - Electronic Disease Notification System, United States, 2014-2019
This report summarizes health data reported to the Electronic Disease Notification system for refugees, immigrants, and eligible others who arrived in the United States during 2014-2019. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 20, 2022 Category: American Health Tags: Diseases & Conditions Emergency Preparedness Gonorrhea Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report Syphilis (Treponema pallidum Infection) Tuberculosis (TB) Source Type: news

Health Workers Lauded for Role in Leprosy Treatment During Pandemic
Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and Chairperson of the Nippon Foundation, thanks participants at a webinar ‘Raising Awareness about Leprosy, Role of Health Professionals at the Grassroots Level’ organized by the Sasakawa Leprosy Initiative. He is with other participants from Japan, India and Nepal in the “Don’t Forget Leprosy” campaign event. By Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Jan 20 2022 (IPS) The human rights of people affected by leprosy are central to Yohei Sasakawa’s concept of a leprosy-free world. Sasakawa, the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations #Covid19 #Don'tForgetLeprosy IPS UN Bureau Sasakawa Leprosy Initiative Source Type: news

Malawi: Malawi Records 9 Children With Drug Resistant TB
[Nyasa Times] The National TB and Leprosy Elimination Program (NTLEP) has disclosed that the country has so far registered nine cases of children with drug resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) since 2021 to date. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - January 20, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Message for World Leprosy Day 2022
[WHO] From Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

2021: A Grim Year for Planet Earth
By Farhana Haque RahmanTORONTO, Canada, Dec 23 2021 (IPS) Between the COVID-19 pandemic and the deadly manifestations of the climate crisis, there were few places to hide for most of us in 2021. Ageing billionaires riding booming stock markets could take their first flights into space in their own rockets, but for the rest of Planet Earth’s 8 billion people with their feet on the ground it was a year of placing hope in the hands of scientists and our political leaders to turn the tide. Farhana Haque RahmanOur review of 2021, as seen through the eyes of IPS reporters and contributors around the world, must begin as a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Climate Change COVID-19 Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Zero-Leprosy in Pandemic: Experts, Advocates Discuss New Strategies
Yohei Sasakawa – WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and Chairman of Sasakawa Health Foundation speaking at the 3rd of the “Don’t Forget Leprosy” webinar series organized by Sasakawa Health Foundation on Dec 2. Credit: Stella PaulBy Stella PaulHyderabad, Dec 3 2021 (IPS) As 2021 nears its end, public health systems worldwide remain severely strained by COVID 19, which is showing no sign of ending. But even as countries battle to control the deadly pandemic, they must also maintain the progress made against other diseases, including leprosy, global leprosy experts and advocates have urged...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: COVID-19 Editors' Choice Featured Global Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations #Sasakawa IPS UN Bureau leprosy Source Type: news

Zero-Leprosy in Pandemic: Experts, Advocates Discuss New Strategies
Yohei Sasakawa – WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination and Chairman of Nippon Foundation speaking at the 3rd of the “Don’t Forget Leprosy” webinar series organized by Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative. Credit: Stella PaulBy Stella PaulHyderabad, Dec 3 2021 (IPS) As 2021 nears its end, public health systems worldwide remain severely strained by COVID 19, which is showing no sign of ending. But even as countries battle to control the deadly pandemic, they must also maintain the progress made against other diseases, including leprosy, global leprosy experts and advocates ha...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: COVID-19 Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations #Sasakawa IPS UN Bureau leprosy Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Resistance Calls for Brainpower of a Space Agency and Campaigning Zeal of an NGO
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Malawi: Fear Grip Malawians As Leprosy Resurfaces in Some Districts
[Nyasa Times] Fear has gripped some Malawians following revelations that one of the most dangerous contagious disease - leprosy - has resurfaced in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

World ’ s Deadliest Malaria Parasite Dominance in Africa Could Be Over – Experts
A child health consultation at Obunga Dispensary in Homa Bay, one of the eight counties participating in the malaria vaccine pilot program. Credit: Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Oct 25 2021 (IPS) One morning in 2016, Lillian Nekesa’s 3-year-old woke up with flu-like classic symptoms of malaria. This was not Kevin’s first encounter with the killer disease. Kevin was nonetheless not immediately rushed to Busia County Referral Hospital for advanced treatment in keeping with his severe symptoms. Nekesa rushed him to a village dispensary because the referral hospital is an hour’s walk away fr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations ​#Health​ #MalariaVaccine Kenya Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Novel Mechanism of Action that Shows Promise Against Dengue in Data Published in Nature
BEERSE, BELGIUM, October 6, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) announced today, in collaboration with the KU Leuven Rega Institute and the KU Leuven Centre for Drug Design and Discovery (CD3), the publication of new preclinical data in the journal Nature showing that an early-stage compound with a novel mechanism of action could potentially treat all serotypes of dengue fever and provide a period of protection against acquiring the dengue virus. Janssen is now moving its dengue program into clinical development. Data from the early-stage study suggest that an antiviral comp...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Leprosy has a Cure, so has Prejudice, says Miss Universe Brazil
Julia Gama, Miss Brazil Universe working with Morhan to deliver food baskets to people affected by Hansen’s disease, with support from the Sasakawa Health Foundation. Credit: MorhanBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, KENYA, Sep 29 2021 (IPS) A new dawn has come, and it was through the work of Yohei Sasakawa, the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, that those affected by leprosy now had a voice to speak for themselves. So said Faustino Pinto, a person affected by leprosy and Vice National Coordinator of Movement for the Reintegration of People Affected by Hansen’s disease (Morhan), at a webinar with the theme &...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations # #HumanRights Source Type: news

Leprosy has a Cure, so has Prejudice, says Miss Universe for Brazil
Julia Gama, Miss Brazil Universe working with Morhan to deliver food baskets to people affected by Hansen’s disease, with support from the Sasakawa Health Foundation. Credit: MorhanBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, KENYA, Sep 29 2021 (IPS) A new dawn has come, and it was through the work of Yohei Sasakawa, the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, that those affected by leprosy now had a voice to speak for themselves. So said Faustino Pinto, a person affected by leprosy and Vice National Coordinator of Movement for the Reintegration of People Affected by Hansen’s disease (Morhan), at a webinar with the theme &...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Civil Society Development & Aid Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations # #HumanRights Source Type: news

Haunting Photos of Bangladesh ’ s COVID Pandemic
By Mohammad Rakibul HasanDHAKA, Bangladesh, Aug 25 2021 (IPS) Documentary photographer and filmmaker Mohammad Rakibul Hasan has documented the health crisis in Bangladesh over the past several months. In these haunting images, Hasan brings to life the conditions in which many patients are being treated in poor conditions exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hasan was awarded the Lucie Awards Discovery of the Year 2018. He also received the 23rd Human Rights Press Awards for his series “The Looted Honor” on rape survivors of Rohingya Refugee from The Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong, Amnesty Intern...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mohammad Rakibul Hasan Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Multimedia Slideshow TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

‘ Don ’t Forget Leprosy ’ Campaign Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination answers questions from Patricia Soares, a guest at the launch of the ‘Don’t Forget Leprosy’ campaign. They are with Takahiro Nanri, Executive Director of the Sasakawa Health Foundation. Credit: Cecilia Russell By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, Aug 4 2021 (IPS) A visit to a leprosy facility in Korea with his father, Ryoichi Sasakawa, spurred Yohei Sasakawa to dedicate his life to eliminating both the disease and discrimination of those affected. He was speaking in an emotional pre-recorded address ahead of his 20th anniversary as ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) leprosy Nippon Foundation Sasakawa Health Fou Source Type: news

Health campaigners call for an end to the use of the word leper
Derogatory use of the “L-word” has increased during Covid and is said to be further marginalising people with the curable diseaseHealth campaigners are calling for an end to the use of the word leper, saying the language frequently used by politicians and others during the pandemic has made people with leprosy even more marginalised.The metaphor of the socially outcast “leper” has been used often, whether in media reports on stigma againstearly Covid-19 patients or by politicians inItaly andBrazil complaining about being seen as “leper colonies”. Campaigners now want an end to the use of...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kaamil Ahmed Tags: Global development Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Philippines World Health Organization Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bauchi Govt Targets 1.5m Children for Malaria Treatment - Official
[Daily Trust] Bauchi State Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Leprosy and Tuberculosis (BACATMA), says it has targeted 1.5 million children for the 2021 Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) campaign. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

To Improve Global Health Security, We Must Not Abandon Tackling Existing Epidemics
Over 600 million people in Africa require treatment for an NTD, making up 35% of the global burden. Credit: Uniting to Combat NTDsBy Thoko Elphick-PooleyHOVE, United Kingdom, Jun 11 2021 (IPS) As world leaders come together in the UK for the G7, the global response to COVID-19 and how we can build a better defence system against infection is at the forefront of discussions.  Whilst we applaud the incredible global efforts in tackling COVID-19 and support calls for vaccines to be shared equitably across the world, we also urge G7 leaders not to abandon efforts to tackle existing epidemics such as neglected tropical dis...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thoko Elphick Pooley Tags: Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Source Type: news

Leprosy Must Not Be Forgotten amid the Covid-19 Pandemic
A 14th century painting depicts two leprosy patients denied entrance to town. Credit: Wikimedia CommonsBy Yohei SasakawaMay 31 2021 (IPS-Partners) The 74th World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place from May 24 to June 1. This year’s gathering is likely to be dominated by Covid-19, but here I want to talk about a different disease—leprosy—and a resolution that was adopted at the WHA exactly 30 years ago. This resolution called for the elimination of leprosy as a public health problem at the global level by the year 2000, with elimination defined as a prevalence rate of less than 1 case per 10,000 population...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yohei Sasakawa Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pathological aspects of leprosy
(Bentham Science Publishers) This book offers the readers a background on leprosy-related histopathology that can improve their understanding of this disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Brings Fresh Challenges to Nigeria's Leprosy-Affected
[IPS] Lagos -- People affected by leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, are often stigmatised. In countries like Nigeria, many of them end up as beggars due to the psycho- and socio-economic problems they face. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought fresh challenges for them and life is getting increasingly difficult. Sam Olukoya in Lagos takes a look at how people affected by leprosy in Nigeria are faring in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Brings Fresh Challenges to Nigeria ’ s Leprosy-affected
By Sam OlukoyaLAGOS, Nigeria, May 12 2021 (IPS) People affected by leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, are often stigmatised. In countries like Nigeria, many of them end up as beggars due to the psycho- and socio-economic problems they face. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought fresh challenges for them and life is getting increasingly difficult. Sam Olukoya in Lagos takes a look at how people affected by leprosy in Nigeria are faring in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.     SCRIPT SONG: NARRATION: In Nigeria, many people affected by leprosy survive as beggars. They usually sing songs like this as they...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sam Olukoya Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Multimedia Podcast Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Hansen's disease Nigeria Source Type: news

Nigeria: Tuberculosis Kills 18 Nigerians Every Hour - WHO Report
[Daily Trust] National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Director in the Federal Ministry of Health, Mrs Itohowo Uko, said Tuberculosis kills 18 Nigerians every hour. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - April 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria: Covid-19 Worsens TB Cases in Nigeria - Director
[Vanguard] Mrs Uko Itohowo, the Director, National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme, says COVID-19 has worsened Tuberculosis (TB) cases in Nigeria as about 60 per cent of patients go unnoticed and untreated. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Union govt reviews progress under National Health Mission
The NHM targets include reducing MMR to 1/1,000 live births, reducing IMR to 25/1,000 live births, reducing TFR to 2.1, bringing down prevalence of leprosy to less than 1 /10,000 population and incidence to zero in all districts. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Leprosy drug holds promise as at-home treatment for COVID-19
A Nature study authored by scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute and the University of Hong Kong shows that the leprosy drug clofazimine, which is FDA approved and on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, exhibits potent antiviral activities against SARS-CoV-2 and prevents the exaggerated inflammatory response associated with severe COVID-19. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Leprosy drug holds promise as at-home treatment for COVID-19
(Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute) ANature study shows that the leprosy drug clofazimine, which is FDA approved and on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, exhibits potent antiviral activities against SARS-CoV-2 and prevents the exaggerated inflammatory response associated with severe COVID-19. Based on these findings, a Phase 2 study evaluating clofazimine as an at-home treatment for COVID-19 could begin immediately. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 16, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Disease tolerance: Skeletons reveal humans evolved to fight pathogens
(Flinders University) As Covid-19 impacts lives around the world- a new skeleton study is reconstructing ancient pandemics to assess human's evolutionary ability to fight off leprosy, tuberculosis and treponematoses with help from declining rates of transmission when the germs became widespread. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Namibia: Leprosy Gradually On the Increase in Namibia
[Namibian] Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease, is perceived as a forgotten or biblical illness, yet new cases continue to pop up in Namibia annually. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hopes of fresh momentum in fight against leprosy, but stigmatization persists
Progress is being made in the fight against leprosy, but millions are still affected by the disease, and many sufferers have to contend with social exclusion. On World Leprosy Day, marked annually on 31 January, experts are calling for an end to ongoing discrimination and stigmatization. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Adds to the Challenges of Leprosy-affected People
Participants from organisations focused on assisting Hansen’s disease-affected people from Asia, Latin America and Africa with World Health Organisation (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, Yohei Sasakawa (centre pink shirt) pictured in 2019. Participants were attending the Global Forum of People’s Organisations on Hansen’s disease in Manila, Philippines, which was sponsored by the Sasakawa Health Foundation and The Nippon Foundation. Credit: Stella Paul/IPS By Stella PaulHYDERABAD, Jan 29 2021 (IPS) Lilibeth Evarestus of Lagos, Nigeria doesn’t like the concept of handouts — she ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Sasakawa Health Foundation World Leprosy Day Yohei Sasakawa Source Type: news

2020: A Yet More Devastating Year Closes With At Least Some Signs Of Hope
UN Secretary-General António Guterres briefs the media on the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: UN Photo/Mark GartenBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Dec 23 2020 (IPS) Despite its grim record of multiple natural disasters and a deepening climate crisis, one could be forgiven for looking back on 2019 with a degree of nostalgia. There is no disguising the extent of the calamity wrought this year by COVID-19, yet as we approach the end of 2020 we may also draw strength from positive developments emerging. No review of 2020, as seen through the eyes of IPS reporters and contributors around the world, ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Financial Crisis Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migratio Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Binga Healthcare Workers Trained to Detect and Treat Leprosy
[WHO] By Tatenda Chimbwanda (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Study Highlights Tanzania's Push for Leprosy Elimination
[Daily News] THE declining national trends in the incidence and prevalence of leprosy in Tanzania, coupled with an improved data management system have enabled the country to participate in an international multicenter study, whose findings have renewed hopes of eliminating the bacterial disease nationally and globally. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Italy's olive oil production drops by a quarter as 'tree leprosy' takes toll
Italy’s southern orchards have been affected by hailstorms, drought and the Xylella bacteria (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: About Three in Four TB Patients Yet to Access Care - Official
[Premium Times] The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), has said at least three out of four persons afflicted with tuberculosis are yet to access health care in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: About Three in Four TB Sufferers Yet to Access Care - Official
[Premium Times] The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP), has said at least three out of four persons afflicted with tuberculosis are yet to access health care in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - October 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Leprosy-associated genetics
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zahn, L. M. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Novartis Ties Bond Sale to Malaria Treatment Access in Sustainability Push Novartis Ties Bond Sale to Malaria Treatment Access in Sustainability Push
Novartis raised 1.85 billion euros on Wednesday from the sale of a bond on which interest payments will rise if the drugmaker fails to expand access to medicines and programmes to combat malaria and leprosy.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Crisis Challenges in People with Disabilities and Hansen ’s Disease
By Padmini MurthyNEW YORK, Aug 10 2020 (IPS) Even during the best of times, unfortunately members of the global community who have special needs are marginalized and often treated as social outcasts. The COVID crisis which has been raging for over the better part of the year 2020 has posed additional barriers and challenges for these already disenfranchised individuals. Padmini MurthyThese people are at a higher risk for contracting COVID -19 with reduced access to health care services, personal protective equipment such as masks, basic hygiene facilities and sanitation .Many of these people with physical and mental disab...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Padmini Murthy Tags: Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Scientists identify 21 drugs that show promise for treating COVID-19
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute scientists identified 21 compounds that could help treat coronavirus, including everything from an approved leprosy drug to a failed allergy drug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: TB Notification App Launched
[This Day] To find and treat more tuberculosis cases in Nigeria, the Institute of Human Virology Nigeria (IHVN) and the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) have launched a mobile application for screening and notifying TB cases by private healthcare providers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Elimination of Leprosy
Traveling man: the Goodwill Ambassador shares a joke with two residents of a leprosarium in Krantau, Uzbekistan during a visit in 2013.By External SourceMay 29 2020 (IPS-Partners)   Warm greetings from Sasakawa Health Foundation in Tokyo. The 100th Issue of the WHO Goodwill Ambassador’s Newsletter has been published. Read special interviews with the Goodwill Ambassador and the UN Special Rapporteur on leprosy, and check out the Timeline of all that has happened since the first issue. My Journey Continues I started this newsletter in April 2003 to share information about the fight against leprosy. This marks th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Health Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Tattooing?
Discussion “Tattooing of skin via deposition of pigment particles and ink ingredients in the dermis changes normal skin into abnormal skin. Fortunately, this often causes no harm and no disease, although with important exceptions.” Tattoos can be inadvertent from road dirt, gunpowder, pencil graphite etc., but most are desired. Tattoos are common in many cultures and over time..They have been increasing in popularity in the United States over the past few years particularly with a younger, wider and more diverse population. Newsweek reported an 18-country study in 2018 which showed 46% of Americans have a tat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 18, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Olive oil industry under increasing threat from 'olive leprosy'
Italian, Spanish and Greek farmers set to lose billions unless drastic action is taken to combat bacterium that has killed millions of treesOne of southern Europe ’s most important staples,olive oil, is under pressure from apotentially deadly disease that new research shows could infect nearly all of the productive areas of Italy, Greece and Spain.Economic losses could be as high as €5bn over the next 50 years for Italy, whereat least 1m trees have already died, if nothing is done to halt the spread of the disease and olive groves are not replanted,the study found. In Spain, losses could total €17bn over th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Europe Agriculture Farming Trees and forests Environment Science Italy Spain France Source Type: news

Nigeria: 100 Million Nigerians Threatened By Tropical Diseases, Says Ehanire
[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said about 100 million Nigerians are currently faced with the risk of some tropical diseases such as Guinea worm, leprosy, elephantiasis, river blindness, rabies and sleeping sickness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Leprosy Still Endemic in 18 States - Govt
[This Day] Abuja -The federal government has said that 18 states are currently leprosy endemic, with few cases of the disease also being reported in others. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Feared and Forgotten, Leprosy Still in Kenya
[Nation] Leprosy, an antiquated disease so old that people only relate to it through the Bible, affected 109 people in Kenya in 2018 due to ignorance in the public and healthcare workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news