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Thought Leadership Series

World Leprosy Day 2022: Highlighting the Pressing Needs of the Inhabitants of Alheri Special Village, FCT

By Thelma Chioma Abeku, Kenni Ndili and Kenneth Ibe (Lead Writers) World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January every year, to increase the public awareness of leprosy or Hansen’s Disease.  Leprosy is an infectious disease that causes severe, disfiguring skin sores and nerve damage in the arms, legs, and skin area […]

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Thought Leadership Series

World Leprosy Day 2021: Making life count for people affected by Leprosy in Nigeria

By Kenneth Ibe and Onyinye Oranezi (Lead Writers) Mrs Aisha Yunisa, a fifty-year old woman from Niger state, got married in her early twenties and was living happily with her husband and their beautiful daughter. When she started noticing patches of discolouration on the skin in her hands and legs, she thought it was a […]

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Torchlight Series

End Stigma: Mission to provide healthcare for Nigeria’s leprosy community

Alheri Community in Yangoji Village, Kwali Area Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is home to more than 500 people, made up primarily of persons affected by leprosy and their families. The settlement which has 90 apartments was built by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) in late 2006. In addition, there are 22 […]