Press releases

08 April 2015

UK overseas aid enables Law Commission of India to submit proposed legislation to eliminate discrimination against people affected by leprosy

More than half of new cases of leprosy each year are diagnosed in India (latest statistics published by the World Health Organisation for 2013 reveal a total of 126,913 out of 215,557 new cases) with stigma surrounding leprosy causing those affected to be regularly thrown out of their homes, communities, jobs and schools. Click here to download

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