22 January 2019

Sri Lanka visit, October 2018

Courtenay Dusenbury and Christine Fenenga of the secretariat team traveled to the Galle District of Sri Lanka in late October. They visited one of Sri Lanka’s satellite dermatology clinics hosted by the Udugama Hospital. As part of an effort developed by the national leprosy control program and funded by the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation, a consulting dermatologist holds office hours at the clinic each month. The patients they see have been referred by local health care providers or healers, who in turn have been trained by the national leprosy program to identify suspected cases.