It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of a former Lepra colleague Jagannath Naidu.

Lepra Chief Executive, Sarah Nancollas said “Jagannath Naidu was a pioneer in Inida in the early days of MDT and did so much to ensure that appropriate treatment reached the people that needed it, wherever they were.”

Dr Ranganadha Rao, former Chief Exec of Lepra in India said "He was one of the long standing LEPRA worker. We both  walked from village to village in the initial years of starting most of the projects in Odisha, from Sonepur, Koraput, Junagarh and Mayurbhanj. He also co-authored the concept of providing eye care services to people of Sonepur district."

Our thoughts are with his family, friends and former colleagues.