As India rolls out the world’s first leprosy vaccine, Dr Alex Kumar visits Anandaban hospital and outpatient clinic in Nepal to document the journey from diagnosis to rehabilitation. An effective vaccine is welcome but won’t stop stigma or discrimination. A lack of awareness and support have carried the historical disease into the 21st century as one of the World Health Organisation’s official list of neglected tropical diseases.

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The Guardian - Leprosy – a disease of the past