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Hansen’s disease, more commonly known as leprosy will be in the news throughout the year as some significant dates are observed.


October 11-19, 2010: World Health Organization meeting in Geneva, Switzerland Jan 11, 2010 7:26pm -
* Eighth expert committee meeting on Leprosy hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, Oct. 11-19, 2010. Persons on the committee were from India, China, Japan, England, USA, Brazil, Scotland, Mozambique, France, and Switzerland. This is the first expert meeting since 1948 that a person affected by leprosy was one of the "experts."

August 2010: Kaleidoscope Magazine Feb 1, 2010 7:52pm -
* Louisiana State University alumni magazine featured Jose as an alumni who is leading the way against leprosy.


April 2010: Sunday edition of the Houston Chronicle, Star section “Love Stories” Apr 1, 2010 7:50pm -
* The city newspaper featured Jose and his wife Magdalena in their weekly “Love Stories” feature. Their love through Jose’s diagnosis and treatment serves as an inspiration for many.


February 2010: Fonteno Lecture Series at MHMRA of Harris County May 26, 2010 7:59pm -

World Leprosy Day ~ Annual Event Jan 25, 2011 6:00am -
* Declared by President Kennedy in 1962 and also by President Johnson in 1964.


International Day of Dignity & Respect Mar 11, 2011 5:00am -
* Commemorating two important events - the day in 1941 when a group of residents at the leprosarium in Carville, Louisiana started on the treatment with sulfones which proved to be the first form of cure for this illness; and the closing of this same leprosarium in 1999.


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