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Leprosy: A Forgotten Disease

Updated: Jun 3

Authored by: Neymat Chadha


In 2005, the Government of India declared that India had eliminated leprosy as a public health issue. However, according to the WHO, 1,25,000 new cases of leprosy continue to be reported in India every year, with 60% of the world’s total new leprosy cases being in India. This paper seeks to bring leprosy back into the discourse around diseases and public health in India.


Read the paper here.


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