International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy conferred to Dr N.S. Dharmashaktu

Published: February 6, 2020

Indian President Ram Nath Kovind recently conferred the International Gandhi Awards for Leprosy to Dr N.S. Dharmashaktu under the Indian nomination (individual) category. Dr N.S. Dharmashaktu was the former Principal adviser (Public health), Ministry of Health and family welfare. The Leprosy Mission Trust was presented the award under the institutional category.  The President also announced that India has accomplished the level of leprosy elimination which is defined as less than one case per ten thousand population.

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