Residents of Dom Rodrigo shelters regularly receive the blessings of evangelists who pray for their souls, trying to boost their morale. Leprosy, the terrible illness that deforms the bodies of those who suffer and leads to their isolation and marginalization, has not yet been eradicated or disappear in 2005, despite the good intentions of the World Health Organization (WHO). This is the grim message that launched the experts at the World Congress of the International Leprosy Association in Salvador de Bahia (Brazil) the past five September.