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World Leprosy Day

Recognising World Leprosy Day

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26 January 2015

Sunday, January 25 was World Leprosy Day - raising awareness of leprosy as a 21st Century disease.

You can learn more about this important day from The Leprosy Mission UK website.

World Leprosy Day, Jan van Berkel, President of ILEP, the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations, calls for all laws that discriminate against people affected by leprosy and their families to be abolished. ILEP’s ongoing survey of the 63 countries where its 14 Members operate reveals that some 19 countries still have laws in place that discriminate against people with leprosy.

You can download and read the full press release on the ILEP website here.