This World Leprosy Day, observed on Sunday 26 January, focused on the need to end the stigma and discrimination associated with leprosy by protecting the human rights of people affected. Leprosy was highlighted across media and social platforms reaching a wide range of stakeholders and audiences around the world.
Supportive tweets came from many quarters, including people affected by leprosy, government health ministries, WHO, UN officials, celebrities, the NTD community, other health and development NGOs along with the Pope.
It was great to see a lot of positive coverage across social media platforms, as ILEP Members, partners and the broader leprosy community drew attention to this important, but often neglected, aspect of the disease. To see the social media toolkit, visit here.