International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

Database

Ankara Lepra Merkezi

Location

Category Leprosarium
Country Turkey

Notes

One of three leprosy hospitals in Turkey, the Ankara Lepra Merkezi (Ankara Medical Facilities Leprosy Unit), (1965), has 30 beds, but is usually half empty. There were 8 permanent residents (7 male, 1 female) as of July 1996. The number doubles in winter. This unit is also used for teaching purposes. (From information provided by Dr Turkan Saylan and Dr Ayse Yuksel in July 1996).

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