March 14, 2017
News from our members
In India, 127 334 leprosy cases were recorded in 2015-16 which shows a rise of 1.23% from the previous year. India accounts for 60% of total leprosy cases reported worldwide which is a matter of great concern. The disease, due to the stigma attached to it, leads to abandonment, social and legal discrimination, disability and loss of livelihood.
The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI), presents a short documentary on leprosy, titled, ‘The Unwanted,’ produced by NDTV Prime in association with TLMTI.
This documentary is a joint effort by NDTV and TLMTI to demystify leprosy and disseminate the correct information about the disease.
Aamir Rafiq, the award-winning director of this documentary tells the heart-wrenching story of the pain of social rejection and the toll of emotional trauma experienced by people when they are diagnosed with leprosy.
The thought-provoking documentary aims to create a conversation around leprosy and its consequences while drawing public attention to the need for social inclusion of people affected by the disease and the need to eradicate the disease.
Watch the incredibly heart-touching documentary below and share with your friends.
Find out more about the work of The Leprosy Mission Trust India here.