New cases of leprosy diagnosed

Salum, Kindwitwi’s shoemaker shares with us the latest in Leprosy prevention and treatment

“Between January and April, we visited two of the six villages that we are responsible for to detect and treat leprosy.

During those trips, we detected three cases of leprosy. Two were female and one was male.

This method, which we call ‘active case finding’, was carried out by the DTLC Dr. Rogers Nnally, myself (Salum) and the clinical officer of the dispensary of each village selected.

In the picture (right) you can see a skin patch, which is one of the key symptoms we look for when identifying leprosy.”