The Nippon Foundation (TNF), Sasakawa Health Foundation (SHF), and the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination (GWA) have been working toward a leprosy-free world for over 50 years. Along the way, they have produced many records of their activities and resources for the public. This page introduces content that is available free of charge online.
Leprosy Today stories
The website Leprosy Today was created by TNF as a way of sharing information about leprosy in English. Most of the material was generated over a 10-year period from 2010-2019. The photographs, interviews, essays, and videos offer a snapshot of a decade in the long journey toward a leprosy-free world.
A collection of photographs taken by Natsuko Tominaga, photographer for TNF, at four leprosy colonies in India in 2017.
At events held in 2015 and 2016, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination Yohei Sasakawa interviewed persons affected by leprosy who are leaders of reintegration and anti-discrimination efforts in their countries. Their stories are shared through written autobiographical profiles and video recordings of the interviews.
Five contributions written between 2010 and 2019 show the range and depth of issues associated with leprosy.
Documentary videos averaging 30 minutes each produced between 2014 and 2016. Featured countries include Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Nepal, Indonesia, and Japan.