My family and I are closely monitored

“My wife and I live in the same house with our three children, two children-in-law, and six grandchildren. A doctor came by to examine us all. This gave me some peace.

A doctor visited us to examine my family for leprosy

However, when the doctor told me that my son had leprosy too, at first I was shocked. But then I mostly felt relieved that it had been discovered in time. My other family members received a preventative treatment against leprosy. The risk that they too become infected, has now been greatly reduced. I pray for them every day.

The familie of Rameswor, a person affected by leprosy

My family received a preventative treatment against leprosy. The risk that they too become infected has been greatly reduced.

I used to grow rice and corn on the plot adjacent to our house, but it became increasingly challenging for me to do my work. I lost the strength in my hands and feet, and my body is covered in sores. I need to rest so they can heal, but I just can’t. How else will we eat?

Rameswor, a person affected by leprosy, gets his eyes tested
Medication for Rameswor, a person affected by leprosy
Rameswor, a person affected by leprosy, has numb hands due to leprosy complications

The doctor made it very clear that if I want to get better, I should be careful to take my medication

The doctor made it very clear that if I want to get better, I should be careful to take my medication. He also showed me how to best care for my ulcers and protect them. He keeps a close eye on my family and me.”