Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/09/2018 regarding leprosy eradication. The Counsel for the Applicant has filed certain 'suggestions' as part of his submissions. Out of the 11 suggestions, 2 of the suggestions pertain to the legislative realm and the Attorney General has aksed for some time in respect of these two aspects. As far as the other 9 suggestions are concerned, Court is of the view that they would fall within the executive sphere.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Pankaj Sinha Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/07/2018 regarding a number of legislations discriminatory to leprosy affected persons.

Some of the directions issued by the Supreme Court are the following:

(i) The Union of India and the Department of Health and other concerned Departments shall carry out awareness campaigns at various levels so that people come to know about the curability of the disease and of its not being contagious.

The concept of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is built around low socioeconomic status (SES) and poverty as the most important social determinants [1]. Poor health is not confined to poor people, but the burden of poor health is disproportionately greater within poor communities. A combination of insufficient social programs, unfair economic arrangements, and corrupt politics creates conditions that allow poverty to obstruct health [2]. Within this paradigm is the impact of violent conflict.

CHENNAI: In spite of effective and cheap treatment, prevalence of leprosy in Tamil Nadu has been steadily increasing since 2012, even as the national average recorded a decline.

PATNA: Dermatologists on Sunday stressed on the need to create awareness about leprosy and disintegrate it from other public health programmes.

Petition filed in the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy Vs Union of India & Others regarding laws discriminating against persons affected by leprosy. The petition was filed to highlight the violation of the fundamental rights of persons affected by leprosy under Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution of India by the continued existence of archaic, discriminatory provisions under 119 Central and State laws.

In December 2017 Supreme Court admitted the petition and ordered notice to be issued to the Central and States Governments.

The ninth G-FINDER survey reports on 2015 global investment into research and development (R&D) of new products for neglected diseases, and identifies trends and patterns across the nine years of global G-FINDER data.

We have examined the remains of a Pilgrim burial from St Mary Magdalen, Winchester. The individual was a young adult male, aged around 18–25 years at the time of death. Radiocarbon dating showed the remains dated to the late 11th–early 12th centuries, a time when pilgrimages were at their height in Europe. Several lines of evidence in connection with the burial suggested this was an individual of some means and prestige. Although buried within the leprosarium cemetery, the skeleton showed only minimal skeletal evidence for leprosy, which was confined to the bones of the feet and legs.

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