Navigation Links
Leprosy Cured People In India To Be Trained By Japanese Trust

Leprosy cured persons in over 700 neighbourhoods across India will be imparted vocational training by a leading Japanese aid organisation//.

"Since multi-drug therapy came to India in 1984, around 11 million people have been cured of the disease but they are still not leading a life of dignity," Nippon Foundation president Yohoi Sasakawa said here Friday.

"We have decided to give them location specific vocational training and provide scholarship to their children. We are ready to invest around Rs.500 million and urge Indian incorporation, non-resident Indians and NGOs to contribute to the fund," Sasakawa, who is also the World Health Organisation goodwill ambassador for leprosy, told IANS.

He said that cured leprosy patients would be provided micro credit to start their own business and encouraged to start dairies and poultry farms so that they lead an "independent life of dignity".

The philanthropist, who has been creating awareness about the disease in India for the last two decades, said that he had been in touch with some ministers and industry bodies like Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FICCI) on this matter.

"The initial talks with CII are over and some MPS are also of the opinion that their local area fund can be diverted to some extent for the rehabilitation of these socially marginalised people," Sasakawa added.

He said they were consulting lawyers to set up the foundation and hoping that the work in India could start within the next six months.

Expressing satisfaction over India achieving the "leprosy elimination" status, Sasakawa said the focus now should shift "from treatment to social rehabilitation."

On Dec 31, 2005 India achieved the leprosy elimination tag with prevalence rate going down to less than one in every 10,000 population.

--Edited IANS
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. India Targets Eliminating Leprosy
2. Nippon Foundation To Help Leprosy Patients
3. Is complete eradication of Leprosy possible in India?
4. India to Eradicate Leprosy by 2026
5. Japanese NGO Assures Rs 75 Lakh for Leprosy Centre Relocation
6. Cured Leprosy Patients to Fight Social Stigma
7. World Leprosy Day – Easing Pain and Giving Hop
8. Little Relief for Leprosy Patients from the Government
9. Cured Alcoholics Can Be Cured Of Smoking Also
10. Leukemia Can Be Cured By Garden Plants Root
11. Hangover Can Now Be Cured By Eating A Toast With Honey
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is ... vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds ... by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which ... current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare ... program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the ... Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of the ... new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support and ... pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped ... Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... SEOUL, South Korea , Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... launched its next-generation CPR training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. ... of chest compression during cardiac arrests with better efficiency ... patient-mannequins. It also offers real-time feedback on efficacy of ... The crowdfunding campaign has a goal to raise ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... Consulting, LLC , and named its founder as Diplomat,s ... Tennessee , will operate under Diplomat ... service offerings for health care partners to include IT ... "In an interoperable world, technology delivers comprehensive ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Halo Labs announces the European launch of their new low volume, ... 2017 in Cambridge, U.K on October 4th. ... samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far less sample ... ... system ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: