UNTV’s Good Morning Kuya: Understanding Leprosy

February 11, 2014

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Leprosy Awareness Campaigns

PLM broke ground once more in its advocacy to reduce the stigma of leprosy. We did a ‘first’ when we  appeared live on air and on TV in DZMM Teleradyo’s Magandang Gabi, Doc  (Feb. 7, 2013) with a treated leprosy patient and PLM scholar, Dazelle Ann Coucher. Daz was hailed by the hosts, Nina Corpuz and Dr Luisa […]

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Milestones in the Life of Philippine Leprosy Mission

1945- The US liberation forces brought in with them several representatives of major Protestant denominations to revive work in the country.  Each appointed a representative to be with the PHILIPPINE EVANGELICAL LEPROSY MISSION (PELM) which was to  be the   conduit of the American Mission to Lepers (now American Leprosy Missions) for the spiritual and material […]

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The Story of Baby and the Hansen’s Club

  Baby, now aged 47, proudly claims to be one of the very first members of the Hansen’s Club of Philippine General Hospital, having been stricken with leprosy back in February 1997. She recalls how she was diagnosed with the disease, which began as a reddish, elevated spot on her arm. Mistaking it for a […]

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The Story of Lorena

Lorena (not her real name) told me how she would have been a teacher (BSEEd, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education) had she not stopped school because of the death of her mother. By then, she also started developing signs of leprosy (thickened reddish skin or infiltrations) in her body. She recalled her college days […]

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