Leprosy: Officially eliminated, but still present


Leprosy patients used to live in these chalets at the Sungai Buloh Leprosarium where they had their own isolated community. — Photos: Filepic

In his statement for World Leprosy Day on Jan 30, 2021, World Health Organization (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination Yohei Sasakawa said: “I often talk about leprosy in terms of a motorcycle.

“The front wheel represents curing the disease, and the rear wheel symbolises ending discrimination.

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