"There are no lepers, only leprosy, and it is curable."    -- Mother Teresa, Calcutta

It could be cured if it weren’t for corruption in the affected countries, which misappropriate donors funds. Leper colonies are closed to create the illusion that it’s being eradicated, and these pariahs are cast out to fend for themselves in a world that abhors them. Only the religious sector comes to their aid. --Candace Scharsu
Candace Scharsu Photography - Haiti
Candace Scharsu Photography - Haiti
Leprous Leonine appearance with nasal deformity
    Candace Scharsu Photography - Haiti     Candace Scharsu Photography - Haiti  
Deformities are caused by accidents because lepers lose their sense of touch due to nerve damage. Fingers are caught on fire, cut, stabbed, stubbed, and broken till they’re chiseled to nothing; and toes nibbled off by rats while they sleep.
All images 2004

Concerned Photo Essays:      Bushmeat  2014     Sudan: Mundari Wrestlers 2012      Independence South Sudan 2011      Lord Kony in Eastern Congo 2008

Lord Kony  in Northern Uganda      Blood Diamond War      Burma, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Cholera Epidemic in Guinea  2007      Haiti      Karamojong Warriors      Leprosy in Zambia      Malaria      Midwives in Africa 2008

Pygmies of Central Africa      Republic of Congo      Tibet, Vietnam, India      The Tuaregs of Niger

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