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How COVID-19 Set Back India’s Battle with Leprosy – Global Health NOW publication

MADURAI, India—He found Karupayee hunched listlessly on the floor in a corner of her room. Outside, it was a bright, windless morning in this Southern Indian city. Her home, a 6×8-foot shed with a slanting, corrugated iron roof, was found at the end of a winding mud path. The door and windows were shut. It was pitch dark inside.

It was around 11 a.m. on August 23, 2021. After months of COVID-19 lockdowns, M. Raja and his team from the Madurai Health and Leprosy Relief Centre (Mahelerecen) could finally pay a visit to Karupayee, who goes by only one name.



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