International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy


Sudan Interior Mission Shashemane Leprosarium


Category Leprosarium
Country Ethiopia
Address 150 miles south of Addis Ababa, Arussi Province


The following description is cited from ND Fraser, “A Review of Leprosy Work in Ethiopia, Uganda, N. Rhodesia and Tanganyika”, Leprosy Review 33.2 (1962): 141-153; p. 144.

'The Leprosy Hospital, planned to provide accommodation for 25 patients, had 54 patients in it at the time of my visit. The so-called "hospital area" is a long row of 50 huts which provide accommodation for single women, for married couples and for men, to a total of 200 patients. Government grant covers cost of food for these patients. The segregation village provides further huts for the accommodation of 300 patients. Others have occupied land outside the leprosarium on the banks of the stream which brings water through the leprosarium to the Staff Compound. Treatment is provided for approximately 1,200 patients in addition to those who attend as out-patients and who now number some 7,500 on the register.' Entry last updated on 15 September, 2006

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