1960

Since the 1950’s, Dr. Convit with a group of doctors and medical students studied several drugs and the use of BCG to cure Leprosy. With a combination of these drugs, they were able to cure a group of patients, which led them to one of their biggest successes: they proved to the world that “Leprosy is curable”. These experiences and other complementary studies led Dr. Convit to firmly request the closure of the leprosariums. Venezuela became the first country to close these centers and no longer confine leprosy patients.