Leprosy in Rural Tanzania: Detection, Treatment and Overcoming the Stigma -6th March, 2017

Date: 6th March 2017

Time: 5pm to 7pm

Location: School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square WC1H 0XG

Speaker:  Dr Sarah Feather

The Rufiji Leprosy Trust was set up thirty years ago to support the village of Kindwitwi, in Rufiji District, about 80 miles South of Dar es Salaam, which was once a leprosy camp for people affected by leprosy but is now a thriving village concerned to promote the self-sufficiency of people living with leprosy and their families. Many cases are still being diagnosed, but with help and support almost all can learn a craft or become farmers.

Dr Sarah Feather is Co-Chair of the Trust and a GP in the UK. She visited Kindwitwi in 1983 with a group of young people from the Diocese of Hereford, then did her medical student elective in the village, and has been returning on and off ever since. She became a trustee in 1989.

All our events are open to anyone interested in Tanzania. We particularly welcome Tanzanians to our meetings.

See also BTS Facebook Leprosy Seminar

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