Living leprosy in Vietnam: care, affliction and agency in the shadows of a cure
Today in Vietnam leprosy is deemed to be on the threshold of elimination as a result of a concerted public health program and the decades-long application of an effective multidrug cure. However, many thousands of people continue to live with the painful, debilitating and degrading effects of this chronic disease. Although integrated community care is the prescribed model for treatment, most leprosy sufferers still live in exclusive communities for leprosy patients. Despite official...[Show more]
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