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World Leprosy Day


Making a difference for neglected people in 2014!
How many people do you think were diagnosed with leprosy last year?

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Find out more about leprosy to get the answer.

World Leprosy Day is marked on the last Sunday in January. The day was chosen by Raoul Follereau in 1953 to coincide with the anniversary of Mahatma Ghandi’s assassination on 30th January 1948.

World Leprosy Day raises awareness in the world of a disease which many people believe to be extinct. Now it is not just the disease which is forgotten, but the people too.

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