Gender and leprosy: case studies in Indonesia, Nigeria, Nepal and Brazil.

  title={Gender and leprosy: case studies in Indonesia, Nigeria, Nepal and Brazil.},
  author={Corlien M Varkevisser and Peter Lever and Ogoh Alubo and Kamala Burathoki and Cut Idawani and Tatiana M A Moreira and Phillip Patrobas and Media Yulizar},
  journal={Leprosy review},
  volume={80 1},
There appear to be regional differences in gender ratios of leprosy patients being diagnosed and treated. In Asian countries, more men than women are registered whilst in Africa female patients outnumber males. The Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR) therefore initiated research into factors underlying these regional gender differences. Between 1997 and 1999, leprosy control teams in Indonesia, Nigeria, Nepal and Brazil supported by social/public health scientists, conducted comparative… CONTINUE READING
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