World Leprosy Day

‘World Leprosy Day’, which was founded during the first half of the 1950s thanks to the role of the French writer Raoul Follereau, is not only a day of reflection on the victims of this devastating disease. It is first and foremost a day of solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are afflicted by it.

Leprosy, which is also known as Hansen’s disease, in reality continues to infect hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world every year.

MAITRI carries out a range of education, awareness raising and other activities on this day with local people to highlight the importance of the continuation of the painstaking work in the field bringing awareness, assistance, and relief to the Hansenians.

World Leprosy Day 2019 (Eng)
World Leprosy Day 2019 (IT)