Friday, December 15, 2017

(LML) Fear from leprosy and lepraphobia

Leprosy Mailing List – December 15,  2017

Ref.:    (LML) Fear from leprosy and lepraphobia

From:  Mathias Duck, Asuncion, Paraguay


Dear Dr. Schreuder,



Thank you so much for sharing with us the findings of Dr. Khalid al Aboud (LML, December 1, 2017) about lepraphobia. I had never heard about it before.


As a person affected by leprosy and working with other persons affected by leprosy I am particularly interested in stigma and moreover in learning about ways to overcome stigma. In this respect, I have a few questions:


-       In what ways is lepraphobia similar to stigma? 


-       Is there any indication as to how lepraphobia could be ¨cured¨?



Grace and peace,



Mathias Duck

ILEP Panel of People Affected by Leprosy



LML - S Deepak, B Naafs, S Noto and P Schreuder

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