Case Studies

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Jaseem

Jaseem, 22, was diagnosed with leprosy in 2008 after noticing swelling in his hands and feet. He was treated at The Leprosy Mission's Naini Hospital, undergoing surgery. Click here to read full story

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Kavindi

Kavindi, 14, was diagnosed with leprosy when health workers visited her village to do door to door screening. They noticed she had a small patch of lightened skin and confirmed that she had the disease. Click here to read full story

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Mokchi, Nepal

The Kohkana leprosy community in Nepal is home to 160 people. People who are disabled as a result of leprosy can apply to live here and be provided with accommodation by the government. Many choose to do so because of the stigma they face in their local communities. Click here to read full story

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