17 March 2021 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

World Leprosy Day 2021: Events Around the World

World Leprosy Day is recognized internationally on the last Sunday of January to increase the public awareness of leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. Organizations of persons affected by leprosy and other partners in the leprosy community typically hold in-person events to educate others about leprosy. Due to COVID-19, many events were organized virtually. We compiled a slideshow showcasing how the leprosy community celebrated World Leprosy Day in 2021.