World Leprosy Week 2008.

Tuesday, 29 January 2008
Posted by Neugier

Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease of skin and nerves characterised by loss of sensation, disfiguring skin lesions and peripheral nerve damage. Left untreated it leads ultimately to disability, deformity and even blindness. Today leprosy is totally curable with Multi-drug Therapy, in most cases within 1 year.

World Leprosy Week (WLW) this year takes place during the week beginning January 21st with the intention to create awareness that leprosy does still exist.
I recall going to town as a little girl and seeing so many people with leprosy;some of them had no feet,some no fingers, some had no nose or their ears were partially missing. I always wanted to do something for them. I wish I could have done more, but awareness and knowledge spread one person at a time will help someone.

Please spread the word!