International Leprosy Association -
History of Leprosy

  • International Leprosy Association -
    History of Leprosy


    Jannine Ebenso

    Status Medical Researcher, Other
    Country United Kingdom


    Jannine Ebenso, MCSP Grad Dip Phys, is Technical Adviser for Prevention of Disability to TLM Director for Africa, a post she has held since September 2004.

    Jannine Ebenso was born in Bury, Lancashire, England in May 1967. She trained as a physiotherapist in Salford, and is a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and is registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC), UK.

    She has been on the staff of The Leprosy Mission International since 1991 in the area of Prevention of Disability (POD). Most of her clinical and managerial experience in leprosy has been in Nigeria; she has also worked in Ethiopia and Niger Republic on a short-term teaching assignments. She was a physiotherapist at Ekpene Obom Hospital in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria from November 1992 to October 1997. From November 1997 to June 1999 she was Disability Control Adviser for Zamfara, Sokoto and Kebbi States, Nigeria. From July 1999 to September 2004 she was physiotherapist at Chanchaga Hospital, Minna and Technical Adviser (POD), TLM Nigeria.

    She is a member of the SALSA Collaboration Study Group, secretary for the TLM Africa Research Committee and secretary for the Nigeria Leprosy Association. She has been an external facilitator for the All-Africa Leprosy Rehabilitation and Training Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and external facilitator and examiner for the National TB/Leprosy Training Centre, Zaria, Nigeria.

    This entry was made 4 July, 2006.


    'Development of an activity limitation scale for persons with sensory loss' Abstract, International Leprosy Congress, Salvador, Brasil, 2002. International Journal of Leprosy 70.4:74A (2002).

    'The Development of a short questionnaire for Screening of Activity Limitation and Safety Awareness (SALSA) in clients affected by leprosy or diabetes.' Accepted for publication April 2006. Disability and Rehabilitation.

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