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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 […]

Dazel’s work against stigma & discrimination

Ako si Dazelle    …sana huwag kayo lumayo kahit malaman nyo na nagkasakit ako ng leprosy. Noong una kong makita ang mga namumuting marka sa iba’t-ibang bahagi ng aking katawan, kinabahan ako at nagpunta ako agad sa dermatologist.  Agad naman akong pina-biopsy ng doctor at nakita na positibo ako sa sa sakit na leprosy. Mula noon […]

Partners in Leprosy Action, one of top 25 finalists of SIHI

The Philippine Leprosy Mission’s initiative, Partners in Leprosy Action (PILA) was selected as one of the final 25 Social Innovation in Health Initiative (SIHI) cases. The 25 selected initiatives present high impact solutions that have been able to improve the care delivered to people affected by neglected tropical and infectious diseases. The SIHI is a […]


The Department of Health, declared the third (3rd) week of February of every year as Leprosy Prevention and Control Week. To observe this occasion, the Philippine Leprosy Mission will promote the importance of skin health and encourage the public with skin problems to consult at the local health centers.  PLM will also conduct free skin consultations (for any skin ailments) […]

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