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Meet the Journalist: Ross Velton on "The Ghosts of Leprosy"

August 18, 2016|

Ross Velton travels to Sri Lanka to meet a forgotten generation of leprosy sufferers. A few old men and women have been living at the 300-year-old Hendala Leprosy Hospital for most of their adult lives. Abandoned by society, they were forced to build a world for themselves inside the hospital. Their stories have inspired others to carry on the fight to end the stigma of leprosy in Sri Lanka.