17 February 2022 · Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy

World Leprosy Day 2022: Events Around the World

World Leprosy Day is recognized internationally on the last Sunday of January to increase public awareness of leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease. This year it was celebrated on 30 January 2022. Organizations of persons affected by leprosy and leprosy community partners traditionally organize in-person events to commemorate the day. Due to COVID-19, many events were organized virtually this year. We compiled a slideshow showcasing how the leprosy community celebrated World Leprosy Day in 2022.