About Hansen’s disease

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is a curable infectious disease that mainly affects the skin, peripheral nerves, upper respiratory tract and the eyes. It can occur from early infancy to old age. Even today there are people who suffer from discrimination because they have or once had leprosy. By learning about leprosy and sharing that it is a curable illness, you can help create a world free from medical and social problems related to this ancient disease.