World Leprosy Day 2020 – World Leprosy Eradication Day 2020 Theme, Quotes, Slogans, Posters and Awareness Program Download.
World Leprosy Day 2020
World Leprosy Day is observed internationally every year on the last Sunday of January to increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease. This date was chosen by French humanitarian Raoul Follereau as a tribute to the life of the Mahatma Gandhi who had compassion for people afflicted with leprosy. It is one of the oldest recorded diseases in the world. It is an infectious chronic disease that targets the nervous system, especially the nerves in the cooler parts of the body:the hands, feet, and face.
|World Leprosy Day 2020 Date, Theme and Awareness Program|
|Event Name||World Leprosy Day, World Leprosy Eradication Day|
|Observed on||Last Sunday of January|
|Cause||Increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease|
|World Leprosy Day 2020 Date||30 January 2020|
|World Leprosy Day 2020 Theme||Leprosy isn’t what you think|
|World Leprosy Day 2019 Theme||Ending discrimination, stigma and prejudice|
Symptoms of Leprosy
|Hansen’s disease Symptoms|
Symptoms include light-coloured or red skin patches with reduced sensation, numbness and weakness in hands and feet.
People may experience:
Pain areas: in the joints
|Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease|
|A chronic, curable infectious disease mainly causing skin lesions and nerve damage.
Fewer than 100 thousand cases per year (India)
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
How it spreads
By airborne respiratory droplets (coughs or sneezes).
|Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease Treatment|
|Treatment consists of antibiotics
Leprosy can be cured with 6-12 months of multi-drug therapy. Early treatment avoids disability.
Modifies or simulates hormone effects, often to reduce inflammation or for tissue growth and repair.
Stops the growth of or kills bacteria.
Infectious Disease Doctor
Treats infections, including those that are tropical in nature.
Diagnoses and treats immune system disorders.
Focuses on disorders of skin, nails and hair.
Leprosy day Quotes
|World Leprosy day Quotes|
|The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.
Mother TeresaIt has always been my concern to touch people with leprosy, trying to show in a simple action that they are not reviled, nor are we repulsed.
Loneliness is the leprosy of the modern world.
‘Linux is a leprosy’ – This statement is not grammatically or factually correct.
When nations are to perish in their sins, ’tis in the Church the leprosy begins.
The leprosy of unreality disfigured every human creature in attendance.
Frequently Asked Questions-
|Questions and Answers – FAQ|
|What is the theme of the 2019 World Leprosy Day (WLD)?
“Leprosy isn’t what you think”
What is Leprosy?
Leprosy is an infectious skin and nerve disease which can cause debilitating disabilities. Often it also leads to clinical depression as reported by WHO.