纠正麻风病人所受的不公正待遇

东京——在十月初结束的第15次会议上,联合国人权理事会通过一项决议,鼓励政府消灭针对麻风病人及其家属的歧视问题。 作为世界卫生组织消灭麻风病亲善大使,我本人一直致力于实现这一目标。

麻风病是全球最古老的疾病之一。 它既包括身体因素,也包括各种社会和心理因素。 在麻风病漫长的病史上,很长时间内都没有已知的治疗方法。 直到二十世纪后半叶,人类才发明了真正有效的化疗。 20世纪80年代初引入的联合化学疗法治愈了世界各地1,600万名麻风病患者。 几乎在全世界所有国家,麻风病都不再构成对公共健康的威胁。

早期诊断早期治疗,麻风病是可以彻底治愈的。 只有患病后得不到医治才会损伤外周神经,造成伤口溃烂和失去知觉。 如果得不到有效控制,麻风病可以造成永久性的残疾和毁容。

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