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Over the last few months, we've shared stories about the tea gardens of Bangladesh. Here, our teams are finding more cases of leprosy than anywhere else where they work. Leprosy rates are well above the global average - the outcome of decades of leprosy neglect, lack of access to health services, and poverty.

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World Health Day falls every year on 7 April, and this year the theme is ‘health for all’. The impacts of leprosy can be lifelong, and so the need for healthcare is too.

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International Women’s Day on 8 March is a day when both the achievements of women are celebrated as well as a day to drive forward change for women worldwide. This week, as we prepare to mark the day, we're honouring a group of stoic, older women from Bangladesh.

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