India is a rapidly growing country with a booming economy. However, there are many people who are falling through the cracks of its developing healthcare system.
Leprosy in India:
In certain areas of India, the leprosy rates are still some of the highest in the world. Government hospitals are not always able to provide rapid leprosy services for affected people. Through our collaboration with The Leprosy Mission Trust India, we offer specialized treatment for people affected by leprosy.
Lymphatic filariasis (LF), another neglected tropical disease, is also found in some parts of India. These neglected diseases thrive among the poor, who live in crowded urban areas, and without adequate sanitation.
Currently, India is making great strides establishing itself as a leader in leprosy research through its state of the art laboratory, where collaborating and training for emerging researchers occur.
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