World Leprosy Day takes place on 27 January 2019. This year, governments and authorities are being called upon to dedicate more resources to leprosy research.
Across the globe, leprosy charities and partners will join together to raise awareness of this disease that many people believe to be extinct, when in fact around 210,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. It is believed that millions more people are living undiagnosed, leaving them at risk of disabilities.
Source: Lepra, 4 January 2019