In the year 1980, I deliberately booked a holiday in a country where leprosy existed: TOGO.

The German Leprosy Relief Association (GLRA) made detailed preparations for my next encounter with leprosy patients possible. 

During my stay in Togo, serial examinations were carried out by the German Leprosy Relief Association (GLRA)

There was a big map of Togo in the lounge of the hotel where my husband and I were staying. To our surprise, we discovered a small town called “Leprosy Village” on this map.