Today is World Leprosy Day, to promote awareness about this disease that is still prevalent in developing countries like Nepal. We work with the Nepal Leprosy Trust who have worked tirelessly to educate, diagnose and treat patients in Kathmandu and Lalguardh in South Nepal. AURA QUE has worked directly with producers at NLT since 2006, many of whom have had leprosy or had someone in their family who has been affected. Though a simple disease to treat with antibiotics, it is the deformities and physical disabilities that stay with the patient once they are well, which affect their capabilities to look after themselves and their families. Many have been ostracized from their community due to their disease and the stigma it brings.
See below information from NLT: