Aiming for Zero Leprosy: 30th Anniversary of World Health Assembly Resolution and WHO Global Leprosy Strategy 2021-2030 Are Opportunities to Accelerate Efforts against the Disease

TOKYO, May 24, 2021 – Thirty years ago this month, the World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted a resolution to eliminate leprosy as a public health problem. Today, as the 74th WHA gets under way, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination Yohei Sasakawa is urging countries not to overlook leprosy amid the global coronavirus pandemic and aim for zero leprosy.

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