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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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