Leprosy Bulletin No.110: “Don’t Forget Leprosy” throughout the world



“Don’t Forget Leprosy” throughout the world

When I heard that a friend of mine in Nepal was planning to climb Mt. Everest in May this year, I had the idea to ask him to have his photograph taken at the summit with the message “Don’t Forget Leprosy.”  Read More


Survey projects supported as part of Don’t Forget Leprosy campaign send in reports

Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative has been running a campaign called “Don’t Forget Leprosy” since August 2021 to send the message that leprosy must not be overlooked amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more


Persons affected by leprosy in Indonesia investigate possible human rights violations

As a stigmatized disease, leprosy affects all aspects of a person’s life, and experiences with social marginalization and discrimination can continue long after the disease has been cured. Read more


Survey of persons affected by leprosy and their family members in India’s Chandrapur and Gadchiroli districts

Between January and May 2022, Saksham Kushthanteya Swabhimani Sanstha (SKSS), a community-based organization of persons affected by leprosy, carried out a project to collect data on the impact of leprosy… Read more


Experience as a research project officer changed my life

My name is Nwanneka Udoye, and I am a 42-year-old female science laboratory technology graduate. I live in Enugu, Nigeria. I am a person affected by leprosy, and… Read more


The Abidjan Declaration: Commitment to Zero Leprosy in Côte d’Ivoire 

In the first week of June, the National Leprosy Programme of Côte d’Ivoire hosted meetings to mobilize the resources needed to end leprosy in the country by 2030. Read more


COSP15 side event on participation of persons with invisible and neglected disabilities in climate action and disaster risk reduction

In conjunction with the 15th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP15) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD),… Read more


Ikoli Harcourt Whyte’s songs to be published in dual notation with lyrics in English translation

Nigeria’s best-known person affected by leprosy, Ikoli Harcourt Whyte (1905-1977), received his diagnosis in 1914, when lack of treatment was expressed in the Igbo saying: “Onwu bu Ogwu ya (Death is its cure).”…  Read more