Case Studies



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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Rabina, Nepal

Rabina is 16 years old and was diagnosed with leprosy at Anandaban Hospital in 2010. She has previously visited 14 other hospitals in an attempt to find out the cause of her symptoms, but none of them had given a correct diagnosis. Click here to read full story

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Maimouna, Niger

Maimouna, 60, has severely shortened legs due to leprosy-related bone resorption and injuries resulting from nerve damage. She cannot walk but rides from her village of Garin Dan Gao to nearby CSL Danja Hospital for treatment on a donkey provided to her by The Leprosy Mission. Click here to read full story

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Bento, Mozambique

One of our projects in Mozambique supports members of the Association for People Affected by Leprosy (ALEMO) to raise their profile in the community, to educate people about leprosy and promote inclusion. ALEMO group members are also supported in developing livelihoods and greater food security. Click here to read full story

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A valuable experience

Medical student Anna Wilson followed in her grandparents' footsteps by working at The Leprosy Mission's Anandaban Hospital in Nepal. The Birmingham University student worked with leprosy patients at the hospital set on the side of a hill twenty miles south of Kathmandu for seven weeks last summer. Click here to read full story

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Mohammad, India

Mohammad is 16 years old and experienced the first symptoms of leprosy at the age of nine. He had skin patches that had lost both colour and sensation, but was unfortunately misdiagnosed with a different disease. Click here to read full story

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Vitrendra, India

Vitrendra is 63 years old and has lived in a leprosy colony in Bareilly for 40 years. He came to live there because he felt guilty for having leprosy and wanted to move to a place where no-one knew him. Before arriving there he did not know that leprosy colonies existed. Click here to read full story

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