Metro article on leprosy
It is often thought of as a biblical disease but leprosy still affects hundreds of thousands of people worldwide every year. Metro talks to the British charities and researchers trying to halt its spread.
The Sebastian Hunter Memorial Trust works with the Schieffelin Institute of Health, Research & Leprosy Centre and the community at Shanthigramam in Karigiri. More than anything these projects need volunteers to lend their time and expertise and help move research and rehabilitation forward for those affected by Leprosy in Tamil Nadu.