Monday, February 13, 2012

Who leprosy

  • Manila - Leprosy still afflicts more than 5,000 new patients each year in the Western Pacific despite being considered eliminated in the region by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1991, officials said Monday.
  • (Monsters and Critics)
  • MANILA, PHILIPPINES—The World Health Organization warned Monday that the battle against the age-old scourge of leprosy is not yet over, with more than 5,000 new cases reported yearly in the Western Pacific, where the disease was declared eliminated in 1991.
  • (Toronto Star)
  • MANILA, Philippines - The World Health Organization (WHO) is reminding the public that leprosy should not be ignored, with 5,000 new cases reported yearly in the Western Pacific, of which 2,000 are in the Philippines.
  • (ABS-CBN)
  • Father Joseph Kim's homily dovetailed nicely with the talk Deacon Joe Bell gave this past Wednesday about fasting.
  • (Examiner)
  • As the World Leprosy Day is observed on Sunday across the globe, India continues to battle the disfiguring disease which though  officially been "eliminated" in 2005.
  • (Daily Pioneer)
  • BASEL — Novartis will continue its work with the World Health Organization (WHO) toward a world free of leprosy by extending its drug donation of multidrug therapy (MDT) medicine to treat leprosy through the year 2020.
  • (Philippine Star Online)
  • Kohima, February 12, 2012: District Governor (DG) of the District 322D of the Lions Club of International, Amar Barooah, PMJF, has today urged the fellow Lions of the Lions Club of Kohima (LCK) to become a role model for others to emulate them.
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  • NEW DELHI, India (DPA) — Leprosy has long been extinct in Europe, but in parts of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, it is still destroying many lives.
  • (Manila Bulleting Online)
  • When rash first appeared on his belly, a 38-year-old factory worker dismissed it as an allergic reaction to something he might have eaten recently. His wife also going with the instinct handed him an ointment.
  • (The Daily Star)

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