World Leprosy Day 2018

Every half an hour, another child is diagnosed with leprosy.

Last year, more than 18,000 boys and girls were diagnosed with leprosy, demonstrating that leprosy is still being transmitted throughout communities.

Some of these children were already experiencing disabilities associated with the disease. It doesn’t have to be this way. We can prevent the development of lifelong disabilities in children if new leprosy cases are detected and treated early.

Please support #WorldLeprosyDay2018 to help raise awareness about what needs to be done to prevent girls and boys from developing leprosy-related disabilities.

By working together to prevent, treat and cure leprosy children, we will be one vital step closer to a world without leprosy.

Want to know more? Check out our children and leprosy Q&A.

Test your knowledge with our World Leprosy Day quiz.

Check out what ILEP members are doing for World Leprosy Day and get involved

Lepra – #BeatLeprosy campaign

American Leprosy Mission – Spin the wheel of hope

The Leprosy Mission England & Wales – Breaking the chains of leprosy

German Leprosy Relief Association – Welt Lepra Tag 

InfoLep – Review of research on children, disabilities and leprosy

Read Sakshi’s story and follow our #ZeroDisabilities campaign

How ILEP is working to achieve Zero Disabilities for people affected by leprosy

Sakshi was just 11 when she was diagnosed with leprosy…