8 March 2021

WHO Goodwill Ambassador Yohei Sasakawa’s Message for World Leprosy Day

WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination, Yohei Sasakawa, released a statement on World Leprosy Day 2021. He states: “Overcoming leprosy involves more than early diagnosis and prompt treatment. It also requires changing mindsets so that leprosy is no longer a source of shame or prejudice. We must remove all barriers in the way of those seeking medical care. We must eliminate the obstacles that prevent affected individuals and their families from living in dignity and enjoying all their basic human rights as full members of society.”

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