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Leprosy Haven in Cameroon Brings Hope Amid Lingering Fear

Leprosy and the terror it causes dates back more than 3,000 years. Today some 180,000 people have leprosy - most of them in Asia and Africa, said the World Health Organization (WHO). But despite the infection now being treatable, the fear and stigma remain. In Cameroon, Christian missionaries have created a haven in the northwestern part on the country for leprosy patients shunned by their communities or abandoned by their families. Some 35 leprosy patients sing at the Center for Hope in...

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