Washington DC., 27 January 2020 - On World Leprosy Day we are renewing our focus on accelerating towards a leprosy-free world and to ensuring this age-old disease is no longer a source of shame and anxiety, stigma and prejudice, but a challenge all of us can unite around to overcome. The theme of this year’s World Leprosy Day, Ending discrimination, stigma and prejudice, is fundamental to ending leprosy. This highlights that negative leprosy-related attitudes and emotions are major barriers to detecting leprosy early, stopping associated deformities and disabilities and preventing the disease’s spread.


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