Rev. Dr. Arputham Arulsamy, Assistant to Director-General, participated at the International Symposium “Towards Holistic Care for People with Hansen’s Disease, Respectful of Their Dignity” at Vatican City from June 9-10, 2016. The symposium was organized by Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, the Good Samaritan Foundation, and the Nippon Foundation.
In his presentation he stated: “The current status of Hansen’s disease (Leprosy) in India and the exemplary exertion of the Catholic Church to reach out to the Socially Excluded people affected by Hansen’s Disease”. He endorsed also the significant mission accomplished by the member institutions of the Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI), to get rid of Hansen’s disease and its boundless initiatives to collectively participate in eradicating this disease.
Rev. Dr. Arputham Arulsamy graduated with a Doctoral degree in Education from Fordham University in New York in 2015. Belonging to the state of Tamil Nadu in India, Dr. Arulsamy is a Catholic priest dedicated his life to work for the Tribal people in the state of Orissa, India.