17 February 2022

Government partners in Nigeria take a stand against stigmatization

On World Leprosy Day, the Government of Nigeria and partners condemned the stigmatization of people living with Hansen’s disease. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, stated that stigmatization continues negatively impact the successful elimination of the disease and re-integration of people affected back into their communities. Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo, WHO Country Representative (WR), praised Nigeria’s leprosy programming efforts.

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