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Final push to eradicate leprosy

The governments of countries where leprosy is still a health problem need to ensure their peo... Brazil is one of six countries in the world where leprosy remains a major public health issue. The others are India, Madagascar, Mozambique, Myanmar and Nepal...

New clues about immune system from leprosy microbes

... fights in limiting the control of infections like leprosy in some cases but not in others. The research say...daptive immunity. When infected with two kinds of leprosy bacteria, the first bacteria was attacked and killed by both the sets of immune cells that formed as...

Gene Target For Tuberculosis Identified

... to be involved in a number of other diseases like leprosy // and rheumatoid arthritis. Different forms of the gene are held to control the speed at which tuberculosis develops. Certain factors are already known to increase the speed at which people develop tuberculosis. HIV and tuberculosis are synergistic...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine To Be Developed In India

... against diseases such as cancer, diabetes, TB and leprosy in the near future. Efforts are also on to strengthen infrastructure and equipment for cancer treatment across the country. There would be at least one Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) in all the states while the focus would be on the Northeast where ca...

Concerted Effort Imperative For Elimination Of Tropical Diseases: WHO

.... WHO records show that over 70 % of the global leprosy cases, 50 % of the persons globally affected by clinical LF, 35 % of the global STH infections and 20 % of the globally estimated kala azar cases are in the developing countries. The region also accounts for a high rate of STH infections and three...

India Targets Eliminating Leprosy

...e country has set itself a target of less than one leprosy infected person for every 10,000 people. During th...6 as of November 2005. // At least 11.27 million leprosy cases have been treated in India since the introduction of multiple drug therapy and the country now...

Nippon Foundation To Help Leprosy Patients

...0 million towards empowering and rehabilitating // leprosy patients in India. Yohoi Sasakawa, the Chairman of...ng from leprosy. India currently has around 700 leprosy colonies and 118,844 registered leprosy cases. Over 11 million leprosy cases have been treated in In...

Is complete eradication of Leprosy possible in India?

In India the prevalence of leprosy is decreasing to about 0.95 cases per 10,000 population. The health care minister announced that leprosy is eliminated from India. // But this statement is very ambiguous because it does not mean that the ...

The Face Of Indian Health Care: A World Health Day Evaluation

...stigma associated with leprosy, 60% of the world’s leprosy patients are from India. Communicable diseases continue to be responsible for a large proportion of the deaths (42%). Although the Indian Government has been working for the past several decades to improve the situation, diseases like tuberculosis, A...

Leprosy Cured People In India To Be Trained By Japanese Trust

...sador for leprosy, told IANS. He said that cured leprosy patients would be provided micro credit to start t...abilitation." On Dec 31, 2005 India achieved the leprosy elimination tag with prevalence rate going down to less than one in every 10,000 population. --Edi...

Uganda Facing Huge Problem Due to Combination of HIV And TB

...Francis Adatu, the national director of the TB and leprosy program. Uganda is one of the 22 countries recognized by the WHO as having a huge burden of TB cases....

Cosmetic Surgeons Discuss Facelift Surgery

...iculum here focuses more on treating ailments like leprosy and burns than on aesthetic surgery," Anil Chadha, a cosmetic surgeon, told reporters during the first Indo-Italian workshop, Aesthetica 2006. He added: "But of late, priorities have changed and more and more patients want to look young. "For the f...

Japanese NGO Assures Rs 75 Lakh for Leprosy Centre Relocation

Concerned over the deteriorating condition of a leprosy centre in the capital, a Japanese NGO has assured ...ere today. The rooms in the Ashram, a 20-year-old leprosy centre in Lajpat Nagar area of the capital, have "started collapsing" because of this month's heavy ...

Ramadoss Declares India Yaws Free

...ndia has finally eliminated yaws. Last year it was leprosy and this year it was yaws," he said at a function. He added that India had moved closer to completely eliminating yaws by 2008. "Yaws elimination is a step towards eradication", he said. The Yaws Eradication Programme (YEP) started in 1996-97 in Ko...

India Finds New Use for an Old Bug

...ngle because it is an already approved vaccine for leprosy and is commercially manufactured by Cadila Pharmac...antigens with M.leprae -- the organism that causes leprosy - led Talwar and his colleagues to use the organism for developing an anti-leprosy vaccine in 1981. ...

Cured Leprosy Patients to Fight Social Stigma

Jharkhand is engaging people cured of leprosy to fight the stigma of the disease. // According to official figures, the prevalence rate of leprosy in the state has fallen to 1.56 percent in 2005, from 14.7 percent in 2001. However, the 'Lok Doo...

Unsafe Sex, HIV Infected Transfusion Spreading AIDS in Madhya Pradesh

...edge about the disease that they still equate with leprosy or the "curse of Kamdev" (God of love). Source-IANS...

A ‘Good Samaritan’ to the Aid of Lepes

...adicated in China. Once thought to be incurable, leprosy can be easily cured with a 6-12-month multi-therap...cided to retire in 1997. Her first experience of leprosy came in a leper village in Panyu during a 2002 tour organised by the Hong Kong Medical Mobilization ...

World Leprosy Day – Easing Pain and Giving Hop

'The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being u...e flow of funds, imperative to take the cause of leprosy eradication , forward. The central theme of every ‘World Leprosy Day’, seeks to provide cure for th...

Little Relief for Leprosy Patients from the Government

...eir own ghettoes. Today there are more than 1,000 leprosy colonies in India, it is said. And most leprosy patients survive by begging. India has stopped actively searching for leprosy cases. Instead it no...

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