World Leprosy Day Current Affairs, GK & News

World Leprosy Day is observed 30th January each year during the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Caused by bacterium Mycobacterium Leprae, it is among the oldest diseases known to man. If not treated, it creates physical psychological and social disabilities. India has the highest number of Leprosy cases in the world, followed by Brazil and Indonesia. More than half of the global cases are found in India.

World Leprosy Day 2021

The last Sunday of January is celebrated as the World Leprosy Day every year. The day is observed all across the world. Highlights The day is celebrated to raise knowledge about the leprosy. It also seeks to propagate the need and importance of eradicating the disease. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), the goal of the ..

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2019 World Leprosy Day (WLD)

The World Leprosy Day (WLD) is observed every year on the last Sunday of January to spread awareness about the disease, the impact of discrimination and social stigma attached to it and how these negative effects hamper the efforts to stop the spread of the disease. This year, in 2019, it falls on 27 January ..

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The Anti-Leprosy Day observed on 30 January

The Anti-Leprosy Day is observed every year in India on the Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi on January 30, remembers his selfless efforts and care for the people affected by leprosy. The day aims to make people aware of the real need to fight the infectious disease. On this day, a campaign named ‘Sparsh Leprosy ..

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28 January 2018: World Leprosy Day

The World Leprosy Day is observed internationally every year on last Sunday of January month to raise global awareness of Leprosy. This year it was observed on 28 January.  Observance of the day focuses on target of zero cases of leprosy-related disabilities in children. The day was initiated by French philanthropist and writer, Raoul Follereau ..

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