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Mental health and Disabilities: Annie shares what the PGH Hansen’s Club has been doing

Congratulations to the Philippine General Hospital Hansen’s Club!  The Club participated in the panel discussion on Mental Health and Disabilities during the World Hansen’s Day Webinar of the Sasakawa Health Foundation (SHF) on Saturday, January 30, 2021 (8:00PM). The theme of the series of the SHF webinars is ” Zero Leprosy for Whom in the […]

Thanks to the Sasakawa Health Foundation COVID-19 Relief Assistance for PGH Hansen’s Club members!

A Multi-Purpose Cash Relief Assistance and mobile phone data load were distributed to all the members in order to ease the financial challenges brough about by the pandemic and constant lockdowns. Cellphone load is also essential for communication between members and their day-to-day needs. Susette, a member of the PGH Hansen’s Club, is very grateful […]

PGH Hansen’s Club and Philippine Leprosy Mission participate in the Webinar for World Hansen’s Day 2021 (January 30, 2021): “Zero Leprosy for Whom in the Post-COVID World?”

The Philippine General Hospital Hansen’s Club will be participating in the panel discussion on Mental Health and Disabilities during the World Hansen’s Day Webinar of the Sasakawa Health Foundation (SHF) on Saturday, January 30, 2021 (8:00PM). The theme of the series of the SHF webinars is ” Zero Leprosy for Whom in the Post-COVID World?”

What are the Skin Neglected Tropical Diseases in the Philippines?

By: Arielle Dado Severino, MD & Belen L Dofitas, MD FPDS Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is a complex, chronic infection mainly of the peripheral nerves, skin, and linings of the eyes, mouth, nose, and the upper airways. It is only mildly infectious, transmitted by inhaling bacteria Mycobacterium leprae or M. lepromatosis.  Whitish or […]

PALs4PALs: A Voice Empowerment Project

Project Leader: Belen L Dofitas, MD MSc The stigma of leprosy can last a lifetime even when there is already a cure for this infection. To address this problem, the Philippine Leprosy Mission established a Voice Empowerment project funded by Hivos called ” PALs4PALs: Public Speaking and Peer Counselling Program for Persons Affected by Leprosy (PALs)” in […]

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