Leprosy (Hansen’s disease)

Conteúdo atualizado em: 21/01/2022

World Leprosy Day is 30 January.  The “United for Dignity” campaign calls for unity in honoring the dignity of people who have experienced leprosy. The campaign honors the lived experiences of individuals who have experienced leprosy by 1) sharing their empowering stories and 2) advocating for mental wellbeing and the right to a dignified life free from disease-related stigma.

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#United4Dignity #WorldLeprosyDay #LeaveNoOneBehind

End of stigma and discrimination

1) Together we can lift up every voice and honor the experiences of people who have experienced leprosy.

2) APeople who experience leprosy face mental wellbeing challenges due to stigma, discrimination, and isolation. 

3) People who experience leprosy have the right to a dignified life free from disease-related stigma and discrimination.

Documents on VHL

Leprosy and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on
health services in all countries. Leprosy programmes
were clearly affected, as evidenced by the substantial reduction in the number of cases detected and reported by countries in 2020.
Source: WHO

Documents on VHL

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