World Leprosy Day

31 Jan 2021 | International

World Leprosy Day takes place on the last Sunday of January* worldwide. On World Leprosy Day we raise public awareness of leprosy, including the medical and social implications of the disease and the rights of persons affected. Social media campaigns, community parades, school programming, and cultural events are held around the world in the weeks leading up to World Leprosy Day.

*In India, World Leprosy Day is celebrated on 30 January, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s death.