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Does HHS help people with Hansen's disease?


The National Hansen's (Leprosy) Disease Program

The National Hansen's Disease Program is the epicenter of Hansen's disease care, research and information in the U.S.

  • Cares for patients at its facility at the Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Oversees an ambulatory care network with 11 clinics in seven States and Puerto and makes referrals for treatment.
  • Consults with private sector physicians and accepts referrals for patients with Hansen's disease-related complications.
  • Advances treatment and educates medical professionals about Hansen's disease.
  • Conducts research intramural Hansen's disease biomedical research.
  • Reaches out to medical professionals with a comprehensive Hansen's disease training program.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hansen's Disease


Last Updated: 4/25/2008