• 04 Feb, 2023

World Leprosy Day

World Leprosy Day

On the final Sunday in January each year, World Leprosy Day is observed. It is marked in India on January 30th of each year, which also happens to be the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's passing.

World Leprosy Day 2023

 

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On the final Sunday in January each year, World Leprosy Day is observed. It is marked in India on January 30th of each year, which also happens to be the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's passing. More than 120 nations still experience leprosy, a neglected tropical disease (NTD), and there are more than 200 000 new cases recorded each year. By educating the public that leprosy is a disease that spreads by a particular type of bacteria and that it is easily curable, World Leprosy Day hopes to reduce the stigma associated with the illness.

What is the purpose of World Leprosy Day?


To make people aware of an illness that many people believe no longer exists, we commemorate World Leprosy Day. Leprosy is a disease that affects 200,000 individuals annually, and millions more endure the harmful effects of delaying leprosy treatment.

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World Leprosy Day provides an opportunity to honor individuals who have been affected, increase knowledge of the disease's warning signs and symptoms, and combat the stigma that leprosy is all too frequently associated with. In order for us to be the generations that put an end to leprosy transmission, it is also a chance to raise money.

How is the Day Against Leprosy observed?


Both leprosy-affected and non-leprosy-affected nations observe the day. Churches, NGOs, and leprosy advocates observe World Leprosy Day in nations where leprosy is either nonexistent or extremely rare in an effort to spread awareness that leprosy still exists and continues to wreck lives.

In nations where leprosy is still present, communities and those who have been impacted by the disease band together to conduct activities that try to lessen the stigma surrounding the illness and increase public knowledge about leprosy. Governments in various nations are also actively participating, observing the day by ministers and activities.

How to Participate in the World Leprosy Day in 2023?

 

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The following three actions will help World Leprosy Day.


Use our essential messages, leprosy facts, and videos to disseminate encouraging words and awareness of World Leprosy Day. Join us in being United for Dignity!

If you live in a neighborhood where leprosy exists, where you encounter individuals who are affected by it, or where you hear people talking about it, you can choose to show love and kindness instead of the stigma and dread that so frequently surrounds those who are impacted by it.
By 2035, we think we can eradicate leprosy, but only if we get the necessary funding. You can donate now to aid in the eradication of leprosy.