A doctor holds a flower petal up to a boy's face to check for sensitivity. Photo Credit: Andie Tucker
22 July 2019

GPZL’s Nepal Mission July 2019

A young boy visits a health post in rural southern Nepal to have a skin patch tested. The boy’s older brother was recently diagnosed with leprosy and his mother is worried that he may have contracted the disease as well. The doctors test his skin patch for sensitivity, because low sensitivity could give the doctors reason to suspect that the boy has leprosy. No sensitivity problems are found and the doctors reassure his mother that he does not have leprosy.