UN CRPD Side Event: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on persons affected by leprosy

14 Jun 2021 | Online

Through this COSP14 side event hosted by The Leprosy Mission, we will hear directly from persons affected by leprosy and leading leprosy experts on the impact of the pandemic on their lives and the fight to defeat leprosy. The socio-economic impact of the pandemic on marginalized, disadvantaged, and fragile communities has been disproportionate. Persons affected by leprosy have not been exempt from that. Loss of livelihoods and incomes have led to unemployment, meanwhile, leprosy-related disability will grow significantly due to the pandemic. We will invite persons affected by leprosy-related disabilities to speak about their experiences of the pandemic and what the post-Covid future holds for them.

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