Monthly Archives: January 2020

‘Neglected’ diseases discussed

By: Mariejo S. Ramos – @inquirerdotnetPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 05:50 AM January 31, 2020 Poverty, lack of awareness and climate change are the main factors behind the spread of neglected tropical diseases (NTD) in impoverished communities, a group of dermatologists on Wednesday told a forum organized by the Philippine Leprosy Mission for World NTD Day. Among the ailments discussed […]

Hire former leprosy patients — doc

posted January 30, 2020 at 11:00 pm byRio N. Araja A physician from the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital on Thursday urged the Department of Labor and Employment as well as local governments to consider the employment of those who have already been treated and completely cured of leprosy. At the World Neglected Tropical Disease forum […]

Highly infectious skin disease lurks anew in poor villages in PH

By: Cathy Cañares Yamsuan – @inquirerdotnetPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 05:48 AM January 30, 2020 A tropical skin disease thought to have been eradicated, or at least controlled, by medical experts in the Philippines in the 1970s continues to lurk in the remotest villages in Mindanao, endangering very young children who are most susceptible to communicable ailments. The World Health […]

Leprosy in PH: Treatment advances but stigma remains

By: Cathy Cañares Yamsuan – @inquirerdotnetPhilippine Daily Inquirer / January 26, 2020 In the late 1990s, “Normie,” then 27 and a mother of two toddlers, noticed a whitish patch gro­wing near her right elbow. She recalled thinking that she had contracted a skin ailment and proceeded to treat it with all kinds of medicines, including very expensive ones: “Akala […]

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