DOH strengthens leprosy awareness
“Let us support the campaign to increase public awareness and reduce stigma and discrimination to Leprosy patients. We want Bicolanos to live a quality life free from the burden of this disease,” said Regional Director Napoleon L. Arevalo.
As part of the celebration of the World Leprosy Day, the Department of Health, together with the Novartis Foundation and the Provincial Government of Albay conducted the Last Mile for Leprosy at the Xterra triathlon, an international triathlon event, last February 7 at Cagsawa Ruins, Daraga, Albay. The event themed with A Leprosy-free Philippines: Lets make it happen! calls for public consciousness on the cause to totally eradicate leprosy in the Philippines.