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‘Being a woman in a poor country presents huge challenges, but life for a leprosy-affected woman in a poor nation is shockingly tough’

Research Geeta

Leprosy Mission staff have extended their outreach work in a bid to get women to seek early diagnosis and treatment for the disease before they develop disabilities including blindness.

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Professor hopes new research will help overcome devastating leprosy stigma and mental illness

Research Naini Hospital

Mental illness can be a lifelong consequence of experiencing the stigma and discrimination of leprosy, for millions of people worldwide.

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Latest research shows women affected by leprosy receive a later diagnosis than men, causing disability and stigma

Research CREATE project

New research by The Leprosy Mission England and Wales highlights the reasons why women are less likely to be treated promptly for leprosy and are more likely to become disabled and cast out from society than men.

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