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Leprosy Prevention and Control Week

February 12, 2018 to February 18, 2018

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 467, the third week of February of every year has been declared as Leprosy Prevention and Control Week. The observance aims to deepen public awareness on the disease, its prevention, and treatment.

Leprosy, also called Hansen’s disease is an infectious disease characterized by disfiguring skin lesions, peripheral nerve damage, and progressive debilitation. It is common in countries with tropical and subtropical climates