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World Leprosy Day 2022 – World Leprosy Eradication Day 2022 Theme, Quotes, Slogans, Posters and Awareness Program

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World Leprosy Day 2022

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 2022 Theme

The “United for Dignity” campaign calls for unity in honoring the dignity of people who have experienced leprosy. The campaign honors the lived experiences of individuals who have experienced leprosy by:

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  1. sharing their empowering stories and
  2. advocating for mental wellbeing and the right to a dignified life free from disease-related stigma.
World Leprosy Day 2022 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 2022 Date 30 January 2022
World Leprosy Day 2020 Theme Leprosy isn’t what you think
World Leprosy Day 2019 Theme Ending discrimination, stigma and prejudice
Symptoms of Leprosy
Symptoms of Leprosy

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
Skin: blister, loss of colour, rashes, ulcers, or redness
Sensory: reduced sensation of touch, pins and needles, or loss of temperature sensation
Also common: nerve injury or weight loss

Leprosy

Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease 
A chronic, curable infectious disease mainly causing skin lesions and nerve damage.

Very rare

Fewer than 100 thousand cases per year (India)

  • Treatable by a medical professional
  • Spreads by airborne droplets
  • Requires a medical diagnosis
  • Lab tests or imaging often required

Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

  1. Leprosy is caused by infection with the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. It mainly affects the skin, eyes, nose and peripheral nerves.
  2. Symptoms include light-coloured or red skin patches with reduced sensation, numbness and weakness in hands and feet.
  3. Leprosy can be cured with 6-12 months of multi-drug therapy. Early treatment avoids disability.

How it spreads

By airborne respiratory droplets (coughs or sneezes).

Leprosy Treatment

About Leprosy, Causes, Treatment
About Leprosy, Causes, Treatment
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.

Medications

Steroid

Modifies or simulates hormone effects, often to reduce inflammation or for tissue growth and repair.

Antibiotics

Stops the growth of or kills bacteria.

Specialists

Infectious Disease Doctor

Treats infections, including those that are tropical in nature.

Immunologist

Diagnoses and treats immune system disorders.

Dermatologist

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.
Princess DianaLoneliness is the leprosy of the modern world.
Mother Teresa’Linux is a leprosy’ – This statement is not grammatically or factually correct.
Andrew S. TanenbaumWhen nations are to perish in their sins, ’tis in the Church the leprosy begins.
William CowperThe leprosy of unreality disfigured every human creature in attendance.
Charles Dickens

Key Messages

  1. Together we can lift up every voice and honor the experiences of people who have experienced leprosy.
  2. People who experience leprosy face mental wellbeing challenges due to stigma, discrimination, and isolation.
  3. People who experience leprosy have the right to a dignified life free from disease-related stigma and discrimination.

World Leprosy Day takes place on 30 January 2022*.

Frequently Asked Questions-

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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.

 

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