In the past, leprosy sufferers were ostracised by their communities as the disease was incurable, disfiguring and incorrectly thought to be highly infectious.
A man who suffered from leprosy tried to take his own life on two occasions and shares his story.
Lifelines: The Quest for Global Health aired on Al Jazeera in 2014. ‘Ancient Enemy’ the seventh film in the series focusing on leprosy in India. You can watch it online here.