World Leprosy Day observed in Nepal

14:13, February 01, 2010      

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Nepal observed the 57th World Leprosy Day throughout the country organizing various programs on Sunday.

World Leprosy Day is marked each year in Nepal to raise awareness of the disease which is estimated to affect more than two thousand people in the country.

Inaugurating the assembly organized by the Leprosy Control Division of Health Service Department the in capital Kathmandu, State Minister for Health and Population Khadk Bahadur Basyal said he is confident about that the disease could be fully eradicated if people's deep-rooted social concepts were changed, adding that the government was working for making leprosy free society.

Source: Xinhua
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