South Asia

Leprosy: An Ancient Disease Persists in a Modern World

Leprosy is an ancient disease that many may associate with a bygone era. In some of the most populous areas of the world, however – such as Nigeria and India – the disease continues to proliferate, forcing victims to live on the margins of society in leprosy colonies.

SURABAYA, INDONESIA - JANUARY 29: Sumirah, 44, a former leper sorts through garbage at Bab