Leprosy Bulletin No.108: Initiatives in Asia


Elimination of Leprosy: Initiatives in Asia

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is an ancient infectious disease that has challenged humanity across all national, philosophical, racial, and religious borders. With the universality of leprosy’s challenges in mind, I visited the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in Geneva for the first of many times in 2003… Read More


Laws should reflect the values of society

Saber Hossain Chowdhury is an incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) in Bangladesh. From 2014 to 2017, he was President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which aims to promote peace, democracy, and sustainable development around the world. Read more



Reflections on 16 years of APAL

Association of People Affected by Leprosy (APAL) is a national organization in India with a community-based network spread across 16 states and covering 800 colonies. APAL’s plan and main aims are to make sure that persons affected by leprosy and… Read more



Current status of persons affected by leprosy in Nepal

I am attempting to use words to give you a picture of the conditions of persons affected by leprosy in Nepal. Not surprisingly, I wish to show both the achievements of the last 10 years and newly emerging challenges. Read more


“Don’t forget leprosy” campaign boosts messaging in the weeks around World Leprosy Day

Diversion of resources, movement restrictions, and other measures implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted leprosy services and increased burdens on already vulnerable persons affected by leprosy. Read more


Kerstin Beise Chair, Yayasan Dedikasi Tjipta Indonesia (YDTI) Read more



Yayasan Dedikasi Tjipta Indonesia (YDTI)

YDTI is a non-governmental organization founded by Kerstin Beise that started out in 2016 as a representative office of a Netherlands-based consultancy cooperative called Dare This. Read more


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