15 November 2018

Rice Fields and Tea Plantations

Rice fields and tea plantations cover much of the landscape in the Galle District, located on the southwestern point of the island, a three-hour drive south of the capital city, Colombo. The persistence of scattered leprosy cases and the challenges of reaching them in this area and others in the country led the national leprosy programme to develop several innovative programs, including GIS-linked case tracking and monthly dermatology clinics.