How Can We Eradicate Leprosy?

January 20, 2015 7:20 PM

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Many believe that leprosy is a disease arising out of poverty. However, the first person I met who suffered from leprosy was the CEO of a financial services company. She was educated and accomplished, hailing from a prosperous background.

She contracted leprosy as a young woman, received the best treatment money could buy, and recovered within three years. She was left with the mildest of clawing, noticeable only if pointed out. Despite all this, she said that every night, she has several invisible guests at her dinner table -- insec...

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