Congratulations to all ILEP members who helped make World Leprosy Day 2018 a success. From the launch of the global partnership, to the stories of people affected and the solutions needed to prevent boys & girls from developing disabilities, leprosy was highlighted across many public platforms reaching a wide range of stakeholders and diverse audiences around the world.
Media coverage included the Financial Times, The Guardian (Dr. Alex Kumar photo essay), and in non-English language outlets. The day had widespread pick up amongst the leprosy and NTD communities also, with supportive statements from the WHO, Uniting to Combat NTDs, Swiss TPH and the OHCHR.