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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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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 […]

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Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series Visits to Health Projects

The Neglected

In continuation of our series of visits aimed at bringing some of the interesting healthcare interventions in Nigeria to the public, Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor and Adaobi Ezeokoli of the EpiAFRIC team recently joined The Leprosy Mission Nigeria (TLMN) during their visit to the Leprosy Referral Hospital, Chanchaga, and Community in Kampani, Minna, Chanchaga LGA, Niger […]