International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

Database

St Joseph's Leprosy Hospital

Location

Category Leprosarium
Country India
Address Tamil Nadu

Notes

Founded in 1949 by Mgr Francis T Roche with the help of three sisters of the Institute of Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM).
The hospital provides in-patient care for the treatment of leprosy, and physiotherapy to prevent deformities or to correct them. Approximately half the 'patients' are permanent residents, who are disabled and rejected by their families.

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