In the lead-up to World Leprosy Day on January 30, 2012, the Department of Health (DOH) in cooperation with the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development (NFSD) will hold the 1st Leprosy Stakeholders Symposium on January 25, 2012 in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The groundbreaking symposium will gather all major stakeholders and partners from government and civil society organizations with the goal of eliminating leprosy in areas of the Philippines where the disease is still endemic.
“We are pleased to work with the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development in organizing this important symposium. Although the country has made significant progress in controlling leprosy, we want to further strengthen the national leprosy control program by consolidating the efforts of all concerned stakeholders,” said DOH Secretary Enrique T. Ona.
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