My Family, My Life and My Work

Dr. Yo Yuasa served as executive and medical director of Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation between 1975 and 2005, and as advisor until his retirement. He became a leading figure in global efforts to eliminate leprosy, not only through his work with the foundation but also as president of the International Leprosy Association and through his contributions to various WHO and other expert committees. A thorough account of his work and views on leprosy elimination was published in 2015 as A Life Fighting Leprosy, a collection of Dr. Yuasa’s speeches and writings. In this companion volume published posthumously in 2017, we learn more about the man, his upbringing and the people and experiences that shaped him.