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G20 Health Track: Focus on promoting Medical Value Travel
Day two of the G20 Health Track started with a morning Yoga session, a part of Indian heritage, that has been introduced to the rest of the world. MoS for Health Dr.Bharati Pravin Pawar along with G20 delegates in Thiruvananthapuram performed yoga by the Kovalam beach.
Q1. Which is a typical feature associated with skin patches due to leprosy?
Loss of sensations over the affected skin
Pain over the affected skin
Common skin infections include cellulitis
Q2. What do you know about World Leprosy Day?
The final Sunday in January, was chosen to commemorate the death of famous Indian nationalist leader, peace activist and celebrated global icon, Mahatma Gandhi
World Leprosy Day was the idea of the great French humanitarian, Raoul Follereau, who dedicated many years to fundraising and helping those affected by leprosy
World Leprosy Day is not-yet-recognized by the United Nations
All the above are true
Answers to all these questions are given at the end of this email.
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🌎 World Leprosy Day - 30th January
World Leprosy Day is observed internationally every year on the last Sunday of January to increase the public awareness of leprosy or Hansen's Disease. This date was chosen by French humanitarian Raoul Follereau as a tribute to the life of Mahatma Gandhi who had compassion for people afflicted with leprosy.
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Answers of the Quiz
Ans 1 : (a) Loss of sensations over the affected skin
Leprosy starts by damaging the small nerves in the skin’s surface. The first outward sign is usually discoloured patches where there is no feeling. If treated at this early stage, disability is unlikely.
Ans 2 : (d) All the above are true
The day aims to raise awareness of a disease that many people believe to be eliminated. You can show your support by spreading the word, by raising awareness around the world. Together we can tackle the stigma which often stops people coming forward for treatment.
SimplifyMVT brings to you a weekly roundup of all the important happenings, news, and stories from the Medical Tourism Industry around the world. The Weekly MVT Capsule will simplify news for you to stay updated. In this edition, we cover news featuring from 19th Jan - 25th Jan.