Sunday, May 18, 2014

Enablement Newsletter 2014 Vol. 2. Community Based Rehabilitation.

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Ref.:    Enablement Newsletter 2014 Vol. 2. Community Based Rehabilitation.

From:  Evert Veldman, Alphen aan de Rijn, the Netherlands


Dear Pieter,



Find hereby Enablement's latest newsletter, including an update on our course calendar, which can also be opened from our website:

Would you be so kind as to also circulate it in the Leprosy Mailing List network? In anticipation of your reply I would like to thank very much you for your support and consideration.




With kind regards,



Evert Veldman


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2408 AN Alphen aan de Rijn

The Netherlands
+31 (0) 172 499940



p/s Editor LML

Enablement is a training, research and development institute that is specialized in Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and inclusive development. Enablement understands CBR as a strategy that aims to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities. It involves working closely with persons with disabilities, their families and stakeholders at all levels to include persons with disabilities in every domain of community life.

We believe that CBR as a strategy for inclusion can only be effectively developed and implemented when CBR workers are trained to be agents of change, networkers and creative problem solvers. We enhance reflective reasoning as the core learning principle in building capacity. We try to contribute to innovation of educational approaches, tools and materials for anyone involved in CBR from grassroots to top management level. We are not satisfied with our interventions until persons with disabilities have an improved quality of their day-to-day lives.    

Our associate members form an international team of committed disability and rehabilitation professionals from various academic fields. This multi-disciplinary team consists of well-experienced researchers, evaluators, specialists in organizational and institutional development, lobbyists and trainers. We work together with an extensive international network of universities and international governmental and non-governmental organizations. 


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Monday, May 5, 2014

(LML) In Memoriam Professor Antonio Salafia

Leprosy Mailing List – May 5,  2014 

Ref.: (LML)    In Memoriam Professor Antonio Salafia

From:  Editors LML, Italy and the Netherlands


Dear readers,

Professor Antonio Salafia was born on March 10th, 1941 in Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily, Italy.  He left us suddenly on April 26, 2014 at the age of 73 in Mumbai, India.

He graduated in medicine from St. Johns’ Medical College in Bangalore and worked in the fields of leprology, reconstructive surgery, and dermatology in India, based at the Vimala Dermatological Centre in Mumbai.

He was always extremely eager of learning throughout the entirety of his training and professional career, constantly acquiring and developing new medical knowledge and skills. He reached an excellent level of practical skills in all the above mentioned disciplines which, through sharing, enabled him to contribute not only locally but on a more global scale. All developments were in devotion to the patient, particularly those under-privileged.

Among his most renowned achievements are the practices that he left behind, in particular the use of external fixators to operate the neuropathic hand, the surgical procedure on nerve abscesses, and his vitiligo treatments regimens.

He was as intuitive, quick, and efficient in life as he was at work, with an open, frank and strong personality. He never hesitated in criticising positions that were not patient-oriented and impractical.  He openly reported what he saw with his own eyes and stood his ground when testifying the presence of leprosy where leprosy had already been officially “eliminated.”

He never lost contact with the Sicilian motherland where he was able to influence many youngsters with his missionary vision of life, altruism, and honesty.  Antonio is survived by his wife Elizabeth and two sons.


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LML WHO Goodwill Ambassador's Newsletter No.67, April 2014

Leprosy Mailing List – May 5 ,  2014

Ref.:   (LML)  WHO Goodwill Ambassador's Newsletter No.67, April  2014

From: Hiroe Soyagimi, Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation, Japan



Dear Dr. Schreuder and Friends,


Warm greetings from Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation in Tokyo. We have uploaded our latest edition of "WHO Goodwill Ambassador's Newsletter No.67, April  2014" to our website. Please visit to obtain electronic version of this issue.

In this issue we feature articles about ...

Message from the Goodwill Ambassador- Looking to Religious Leaders

Working for a Living-Livelihood projects in Indian colonies recognized with "Rising to Dignity" Awards

Realize the Potential of the People-if we want sustainable leprosy services, there's a solution staring  us in the face

Who Do I Tell?- Mathias Duck relates how he came to terms with a diagnosis of leprosy

Remembering Professor Lechat-Dr.Yo Yuasa recalls friend and fellow leprosy worker Professor Michel F.Lechat

In Delhi with the Dalai Lama-The Goodwill Ambassador makes a memorable visit to India and returns to Nepal for the first time since 2010

Uniting Against NTDs-Progress report highlights "new strategies, new drug, new dollars" for leprosy


We hope you enjoy our latest Newsletter!


Hiroe Soyagimi

Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation



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