Ethiopia: ALERT Hospital Gets Operating Theatre Dedicated to Children
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The All Africa Leprosy and Rehabilitation Training Center (ALERT) Hospital has opened doors to a dedicated children's Operating Room with the support from global charities Smile Train and Kids Operating Room (KidsOR). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Leprosy
(Hansen ' s Disease) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 8, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Renews Commitment to Fight Neglected Tropical Diseases, Investing in Beating Intestinal Worms, Dengue and Leprosy
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 23, 2022 – Johnson & Johnson proudly joined the global community, including governments, foundations, non-profit organizations and other pharmaceutical companies, to endorse the Kigali Declaration on Neglected Tropical Diseases. Together, we are recommitting to our long-established efforts to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a set of debilitating diseases that put at risk the health of 1.7 billion people around the world, especially the most vulnerable and underserved.Working from the lab to the last-mile of health delivery, Johnson & Johnson is today committing ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 23, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Health & amp; Wellness Source Type: news

Global Community Urged Not to Relent in Final Push to Eliminate Leprosy
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, standing with Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, at the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2022. Sasakawa was honored at the Global Health Leaders Awards.By Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Jun 7 2022 (IPS) When Yohei Sasakawa visited a remote village in South America, he found 23 people living there. It was no ordinary village because all the residents had been stigmatized and shunned by society because they were affected by leprosy. Yet this is not a unique story, says Sasakawa, the WHO Goodwill Ambassa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 7, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report leprosy Sasakawa Health Foundation Yohei Sasakawa Source Type: news

Picture of Lepromatous Leprosy
Title: Picture of Lepromatous LeprosyCategory: ImagesCreated: 12/14/2010 5:42:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 5/2/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 2, 2022 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Malawi: New Method Contributes to TB Reduction in Malawi
[Nyasa Times] National TB and Leprosy Elimination Program (NTLEP) says the introduction of active case finding method has significantly contributed to the decline of tuberculosis (TB) cases in Malawi. (Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis)
Source: AllAfrica News: Tuberculosis - March 30, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

We Must Do More to Remove People ’s Negative Image of Leprosy from their DNA – Yohei Sasakawa
WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination Yohei Sasakawa with Mother Theresa of Calcutta in the early years of a campaign to eliminate leprosy and eradicate stigma from those affected by it. Sasakawa has turned this into his life’s work and, speaking at a webinar in support of the ‘Don’t Forget Leprosy’ campaign recalled how people affected by leprosy continue to be marginalized. Credit: Joyce ChimbiBy Joyce ChimbiNairobi, Kenya, Mar 25 2022 (IPS) On a visit to Indonesia’s Papua Province, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination Yohei Sasakawa had dinner with a man forced from his village and living ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations ​ #SasakawaLeprosyInitiative IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Sasakawa Health Foundation Source Type: news

How COVID Has Affected the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
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 - March 14, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Source Type: news

Africa: How Covid Has Affected the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
[The Conversation Africa] Neglected tropical diseases is an umbrella term used to describe a group of 20 infectious diseases. These diseases affect over 1.7 billion people. They can disable, debilitate and even kill. The world's most vulnerable and poorest are most affected. In the past, the diseases in this group have been overlooked internationally and poorly funded domestically: hence the "neglected" in the name. Some common neglected tropical diseases are Buruli Ulcer, Dengue Fever and Hansen's disease (also known as leprosy). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘End Leprosy Discrimination Now, For the Sake of Our Children’
Parents at Alheri leprosy colony outside Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory, Abuja have appealed for an end to discrimination, which they say impacts their children. Credit: Oluwatobi Enitan/IPS By Oluwatobi EnitanAbuja, Nigeria, Feb 3 2022 (IPS) Seidu Ishaiku lives in the hope that his children will succeed. He and his family live with about 300 other residents in the Alheri leprosy colony outside Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory Abuja. “They (our children) are obviously our future and hope,” Ishaiku says. “We don’t want our children to constitute a nuisance to society. We want them to...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Oluwatobi Enitan Tags: Africa COVID-19 Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations ​#Health​ #HumanRights IPS UN Bureau Sasakawa Health Foundation Source Type: news

Sasakawa ’s Epoch-Making Quest to End Discrimination of Leprosy Affected People
WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, Yohei Sasakawa, would like to create a society where there is social inclusion. It is this philosophy that motivates his life-long campaign to end discrimination against people affected by leprosy. Credit: Sasakawa Leprosy InitiativeBy Cecilia RussellJohannesburg, Jan 30 2022 (IPS) For the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, Yohei Sasakawa, ensuring affected peoples’ human rights is fundamental to the campaign to eradicate the disease. In an exclusive interview with IPS on the eve of World Leprosy Day, he recalled his first encounter with people affected by l...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 30, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations ​ #SasakawaLeprosyInitiative Hansen's disease IPS UN Bureau WHO Source Type: news

Tanzania: Public Urged to End Leprosy Stigma
[Daily News] THE public has been advised to end leprosy-related stigma and discrimination and build a culture of visiting health facilities for screening and treatment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

End leprosy discrimination laws ‘without delay’, UN rights expert urges 
More than 100 laws that remain in place around the world which discriminate against people affected by leprosy, should be abolished, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday, calling it “shameful” that governments continued to legislate against those suffering from one of the oldest diseases known to humankind.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

“Don’t Forget Leprosy” Campaign Gathers Pace as World Leprosy Day Approaches
Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, has served as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination since 2001. He is part of Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative, which has organized the “Don’t forget leprosy” campaign.By External SourceJan 28 2022 (IPS-Partners) Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative is collaborating with 32 organizations from 13 countries to promote the message “Don’t forget leprosy” in the run-up to World Leprosy Day on January 30. The international campaign includes awareness-raising events and outreach to governments and is being publicized via newspaper...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: COVID-19 Health Humanitarian Emergencies ​ #SasakawaLeprosyInitiative Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Marks More Than 2 Billion Doses of Medicine Donated to Date to Help Combat Intestinal Worms
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., January 27, 2022 – In advance of World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Day on January 30, Johnson & Johnson is pleased to announce it has now donated a total of more than 2 billion doses of mebendazole, its medicine to treat intestinal worm infections, to people in need in more than 50 resource-limited countries worldwide. This marks the latest achievement in Johnson & Johnson’s longstanding donation program aimed at helping children, who are especially vulnerable to intestinal worms, live healthier lives. “More than fifteen years ago, Johnson & Johnson committed to address the thre...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 27, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news