The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment toward the control of and discrimination against persons with leprosy in the country.
The minister of state for Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, gave the assurance during the 2019 World Leprosy Day, with the theme, “Ending Discrimination, Stigma and Prejudice,” in Abuja. He said, “I want to recognise all those with leprosy and assure you that government is with you.
“To ensure this, the federal ministry of health is working with relevant partners to adapt and finalise this important road map towards zero leprosy.
“Stigma and discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their families is still a major challenge in Nigeria.
“There are many mistaken beliefs about the disease for example, that it is highly contagious, hereditary or it is a divine punishment, all these misconceptions negatively affect persons with leprosy, even after they are fully cured,” he said.
He explained that, Leprosy requires a concerted response from all stakeholders and early detection of the disease and complete treatment with MDT remain the fundamental principles of leprosy control.
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