World Leprosy Eradication Day

What is Leprosy Eradication Day?

World Leprosy Eradication Day is the last Sunday in the month of January. Leprosy eradication day aims to spread awareness about a disease many people believe to be extinct.

It is called Hansen’s disease; it is an infectious disease caused by a specific type of bacteria which targets the human body’s nervous system.

Leprosy shows its effects on the hands, feet, and face. Many studies have shown that Leprosy spreads through extensive exposure to the bacteria causing it. The aim of the day is not only to educate people about the disease but also to draw attention to those afflicted by it.

World Leprosy Eradication Day 2023 plans to Organize a community gathering and a parade that takes people walking through neighborhoods in your local community in groups. Use palm plates and written notes to educate about the day and the disease.

Theme of the World Leprosy Eradication Day:

1. Invite any Organization working in the space of Leprosy eradication to chair a meeting at the market square at the end of the parade. Try to communicate and cheer up people diagnosed with Leprosy and make them feel they are a part of our beautiful world. Organize a social media campaign, post messages on how to be aware of the disease, and show posts on ending Leprosy.

Tag all these activities with links to stories and articles that can give people more information about the disease. World Leprosy Eradication Day theme ‘Beat Leprosy, End Stigma, and Advocate for Mental Well-Being.

Raoul Follereau, a French philanthropist and writer, dreamed up this global effort to disseminate information and raise awareness of Leprosy among people worldwide to reduce the discrimination suffered by those who suffer from the disease.

2. The day’s motto is to influence people’s views and attitudes towards the persons who cause emotional and physical trauma to leprosy patients. Leprosy is treatable, and this truth should be made known to the public to promote the mental health of leprosy patients.

This day stems from the concept that no leprosy person should be socially isolated. They should not be shunned by their peers and should confront their difficult struggles.

This chronic disease, Leprosy, caused by infection with the Mycobacterium leprae. It mainly affects the skin, eyes, nose and peripheral nerves.

Symptoms include light-coloured or red skin patches with reduced sensation, numbness and weakness in hands and feet. Leprosy can cured with 6-12 months of multi-drug therapy. Early treatment avoids disability.

What are the world famous Leprosy Eradication Quotes that brought awareness among people?

World Leprosy Eradication Day Quotes motivate the leprosy sufferers to penned by great people.

“I took up leprosy work not to help anyone, but to overcome that fear in my life. That it worked out well for others was a by-product. But the fact is I did it to overcome fear, ”

said Baba Amte.

“I repeat that the poor, the sufferers from Leprosy, the rejected, the alcoholics, whom we serve, are beautiful people. Many of them have wonderful personalities. We must pass on the experience we have by serving them to people who have not had that wonderful experience.”

Mother Teresa gave us. L. Ron Hubbard says,

“A Venezuelan dictator once decided to stop Leprosy. He saw that most lepers in his country were also beggars. By the simple expedient of collecting and destroying all the beggars in Venezuela, an end put to Leprosy in that country.”

“I see Jesus in every human being. I say to myself, this is hungry Jesus; I must feed him. This is sick Jesus. This one has Leprosy or gangrene; I must wash him and tend to him. I serve because I love Jesus.” said Mother Teresa.

Important Slogans on Leprosy Eradication Day:

SLOGANS ON LEPROSY DAY written to show a strong feeling and bond for the Leprosy suffering people. Some slogans are:

(1) Joy is more infectious than Leprosy.

(2) Let us make celebrations of World Leprosy Eradication Day more meaningful for everyone… Let us fight against this monster by joining hands.

(3) Together, we have the power to fight the most demanding challenges; together, we can eradicate Leprosy.

The “United for Dignity” campaign calls for unity in honouring the dignity of people who have experienced Leprosy. People who experience Leprosy have the right to a dignified life free from disease-related stigma and discrimination.

By Admin

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