Despite the strides in eradicating leprosy, there are still those who contracted the disease before the cure became widely available. Locked away in leprosy asylums, they were left to fend for themselves—pushed away from their families, excluded from society.
Pulitzer Center grantee Ross Velton visits one of Sri Lanka's last remaining leprosy hospitals.
Sri Lanka: a place famous for its fine tea… and now, its eyes. While many countries struggle to find...