GLOBAL APPEAL 2024 to End Stigma and Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy (Ended)

Global Appeal 2024 to End Stigma and Discrimination against Persons Affected by Leprosy will be endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The Appeal, which will be launched at a ceremony at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on January 31, 2024, is being signed by WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, representatives from WHO global priority countries for leprosy, and WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination Yohei Sasakawa.

The event is being organized by Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative as part of its “Don’t Forget Leprosy” campaign. Since 1975, the Initiative has worked closely with the WHO toward the common goal of eliminating leprosy.

Global Appeal 2024 calls for a world where no one is left behind because of a treatable disease, aiming to break the chains of discrimination and ensure dignity for all.

Now, we are pleased to extend an invitation to distinguished individuals for this event, which will be hosted via live streaming. For futher infomation and registration for live streaming, kindly click on the link below.

It will also feature a Stradivarius mini concert in cooperation with the Nippon Music Foundation. The music foundation is a sister foundation of The Nippon Foundation.

Date: January 31, 2024
Time: 17:00~18:10 (Local time), 16:00~17:10 (UTC)
Place: Auditorium, WHO Headquarters, Geneve, Switzerland
Organizers: World Health Organization (WHO) and Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative
Language: English

For further information and registration for live streaming, please visit Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) Initiative website.