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Sep 09, 2019
Google doodle celebrates the 90th birth anniversary of German-Pakistani physician Dr Ruth PfauThe Google doodle for 9 September 2019 remembers Dr Ruth Pfau on her birth anniversary, a German physician born in 1929 who was dedicated to eradicating leprosy in Pakistan and has been dubbed 'Pakistan's Mother Teresa'.
Jan 30, 2019
World Leprosy Day: India accounts for over half of 2 lakh cases recorded worldwide; disease curable if diagnosed earlyWorld Leprosy Day is observed across the globe on the last Sunday of January, but India observes it on 30 January to commemorate the death of Mahatma Gandhi, who understood the seriousness of the disease.
Jan 07, 2019
Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill; proposed legislation removes leprosy as ground for divorceThe Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha in August 2018. The Law Commission in its report had also recommended repeal of laws and provisions which were discriminatory against leprosy affected people.
Sep 14, 2018
SC directs Centre, states to launch awareness campaign on curability of leprosy and ensuring patients get proper medical careThe Supreme Court on Friday ordered that awareness be spread about the free treatment available for leprosy patients
Aug 19, 2017
Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Ruth Pfau vested first state funeral for a Christian womanRuth Pfau, 87, died on 10 August after spending 57 years to working to eradicate leprosy, tuberculosis and other diseases in Pakistan.
Aug 19, 2017
Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa' Ruth Pfau laid to rest in KarachiKnown as Pakistan's Mother Teresa, Ruth Pfau devoted her life to combatting leprosy in Pakistan
May 28, 2016
India is key to the WHO's call for a leprosy-free EarthEarlier this year, the WHO unveiled a new anti-leprosy strategy, with a 2020 deadline and targets that will compel India to get moving on leprosy again.
Apr 21, 2016
WHO launches strategy to attain leprosy-free world by 2020Aiming a "world free of leprosy" by 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday launched a global strategy to combat the disease
Aug 20, 2014
New vaccine could offer protection against tuberculosis, leprosy: studyIn a breakthrough, US researchers have found that an improved tuberculosis vaccine can offer strong protection against leprosy.
Oct 06, 2012
Contrary to govt claims, leprosy on rise in MaharashtraContrary to the official claims of elimination of leprosy in Maharashtra, the state is witnessing a constant increase in the number of fresh cases detected 2007 onwards.