Work In Endemic Areas

Workshop In Raipur

Final Raipur workshop Report

Advocacy and Media -

Organising workshops for the media persons was one of the recommendations that emerged from the consultations. The basic idea was to sensitize the media about the issues and to revitalize and make them partners in the leprosy elimination programme.

Human Rights and Leprocy

Discrimination against leprosy affected persons had never been taken up by any international human right body until Yohei Sasakawa, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Elimination of Leprosy appealed to the UN Office of High Commissioner on Human Rights in July 2003. Sasakawa's continuous appeal moved the UN Sub Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and in August 2004, at its fifty-sixth session, 26 members of the Sub-Commission unanimously adopted a resolution entitled "Discrimination against leprosy victims and their families." By this resolution, the Commission appointed a special rapporteur to work on study of the current state of discrimination against leprosy affected people in the world. Read more...

Celebration and Felicitation

This national meeting, planned by the International Leprosy Union and Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, and supported by the Nippon Foundation, Japan, was an event meant to reiterate the commitment towards the elimination of Leprosy from India by the end of the year 2005. The venue chosen was also very appropriate for this programme - Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, on 27th January, 2005. Read more...