World Leprosy Day: Article collection
Leprosy (also known as Hansen’s disease) is a bacterial infection caused by the slow-growing bacteria Mycobacterium leprae and mainly affects the nerves, skin, eyes, and lining of the nose. If left untreated, it can cause permanent damage to these tissues.
This Sunday 30 January is World Leprosy Day. This international day is an opportunity to celebrate people who have experienced leprosy, raise awareness of the disease, and call for an end to leprosy-related stigma and discrimination.
The theme of this year’s campaign is “United for Dignity”, which is calling for unity in honouring the dignity of people who have experienced leprosy. The campaign honours the lived experiences of individuals who have experienced leprosy by sharing their empowering stories and advocating for mental wellbeing and the right to a dignified life free from disease-related stigma.
Find out more about the #United4Dignity campaign.
To mark this year’s World Leprosy Day, we have put together a collection of papers from Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and International Health. These articles will be freely available until 28 February 2022.
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Detection of Mycobacterium leprae infection in family clusters from six leprosy-endemic regions in Colombia
Héctor Serrano-Coll, Yuliana Osorio-Leal, María Victoria Escobar-Builes, Nora Cardona-Castro
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, trab170
Consensus in Brazil on the renaming of leprosy to Hansen's disease
Lucas Delboni, Patrícia Deps
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 115, Issue 9, September 2021, Pages 1086–1087
An assessment of the reported impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on leprosy services using an online survey of practitioners in leprosy referral centres
Barbara de Barros, Saba M Lambert, Edessa Negera, Guillermo Robert de Arquer, Anna M Sales ...
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 115, Issue 12, December 2021, Pages 1456–1461
A social network approach for the study of leprosy transmission beyond the household
Carl Kendall, Ligia Regina Franco Sansigolo Kerr, José Garcia Vivas Miranda, Suani Tavares Rubin de Pinho, Roberto Fernandes Silva Andrade ...
Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, trab071
Knowledge, attitudes and practices of health professionals towards people living with lymphoedema caused by lymphatic filariasis, podoconiosis and leprosy in northern Ethiopia
Rachael Dellar, Oumer Ali, Mersha Kinfe, Abraham Tesfaye, Abebaw Fekadu ...
International Health, ihab067
Key sources of strength and resilience for persons receiving services for Hansen's disease (leprosy) in Porto Velho, Brazil: What can we learn for service development?
Anna T van't Noordende, Zoica Bakirtzief da Silva Pereira, Pim Kuipers
International Health, Volume 13, Issue 6, November 2021, Pages 527–535
A call for papers
The RSTMH journals, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and International Health, are looking for submissions of original research papers and reviews in all areas of leprosy research.
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