Meetings & Events
Meetings and events related to leprosy, neglected tropical diseases and global health issues.
Webinar: Elimination of Leprosy in the World
2 Dec 2021 | Online
In this webinar, Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s disease) Initiative invites representatives from the WHO Global Leprosy Programme, the Ministry of Health in Comoros, and the Ethiopian National Association of Persons Affected by Leprosy (ENAPAL) to learn more about the current situation of leprosy and listen to their various activities. Mr. Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, has stressed the importance of early detection and prompt treatment. Participants can ask him questions during the Q&A session. Please provide your question through the registration form in advance in order to allow us efficient time management.
International Day of People with Disabilities
3 Dec 2021 | International
The 2021 theme of the annual celebration of people with disabilities is ‘Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era.” This year, we are raising awareness of challenges and barriers and celebrating the opportunities for people who live with disabilities, in the context of a global pandemic.
WHO Webinar: Improving access to NTD health products to achieve the 2030 road map targets
7 Dec 2021 | Online
This webinar will highlight what is being done to ensure the safe delivery of quality assured NTD medicines and health products to more than a billion people annually. It will bring together experts from various fields to assess gaps, challenges and progress and the areas that require urgent and ongoing attention.
World Leprosy Day
30 Jan 2022 | International
World Leprosy Day is celebrated on the last Sunday of January each year. It will take place on 30 January 2022.
World NTD Day
30 January 2022 | International
World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day is a celebration of progress toward disease elimination and an opportunity to take action to beat NTDs. World NTD Day will be celebrated on 30 January 2022.
Global Disability Summit
15 - 17 Feb 2022 | Online
The International Disability Alliance and the Government of Norway will host the second Global Disability Summit on 15 – 17 February 2022 (GDS22). The summit will be mainly virtual. The Summit will mobilize efforts for the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the principle of leaving no one behind and on building back better and more inclusive with regards to Covid-19.