The Public Health Service has had a long-time commitment to Hawaii and inasmuch as the University of Hawaii and its School
of Public Health had had a long-term commitment to the Pacific Basin Countries, the United States Public Health Service and
the Pacific Rim have always been the presence on the island of Kalaupapa of the second leprosarium run by the United States
to address the problems of Hansen's Disease. That colony is now a domicile for all patients who were granted the privilege
of living there for the rest of their lives, and except for treating them for intercurrent problems, there is no active anti-leprosy
work going on at Kalaupapa, because all of those patients are cured.
In this lecture, I substituted the second paragraph in my prepared remarks with a more informal presentation, which took into
account some of these historical facts.
The speech was an important one to reunite the various divisions and factions in public health working towards the same goal
in the Pacific Rim Nations.
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