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Joint Action by People’s Organizations “Hansen’s Disease-Free World with Knowledge and Love”

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As part of activities to mark World Leprosy Day on January 26, 2020, 19 organizations of persons affected by Hansen’s disease from 16 countries will be taking part in a joint campaign to raise awareness of leprosy and promote social inclusion.

Hansen’s disease is another term for leprosy and is the preferred choice of the participating organizations, who are using a common logo, slogan and the hashtag WHDD2020—or World Hansen’s Disease Day 2020.

The idea for the joint action grew out of a series of regional assemblies of people’s organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America/Caribbean organized by
Sasakawa Health Foundation in 2019. Details of the logo and slogan were finalized at the follow-up
Global Forum of People’s Organizations on Hansen’s Disease that took place in Manila in September.

Organizations have undertaken to interview at least three influential people and upload the interviews on social media, upload at least 20 messages and photos about what they are doing for World Hansen’s Disease Day, and approach newspapers, radio and TV to cover their activities and post at least one report on Facebook, Twitter and other SNS platforms.

Campaign period: January 2020

Participating organizations: 17

Countries represented: 16 (Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines and Tanzania)

Activities: Raise awareness of Hansen’s disease and report on actions taken via Facebook, Twitter and other SNS platforms, using a common logo, slogan and hashtag.

Logo:
Slogan:Hansen’s Disease-Free World with Knowledge and Love
Hashtag:#WHDD2020

Please check the hashtag to find out what these committed organizations are doing to work for a world without Hansen’s disease.

 OrganizationCountryAreaFacebook/Web links
1ENAPAL (Ethiopian National Association of Persons Affected by Leprosy)EthiopiaAfricaCheck their Facebook account
2IDEA GHANAGhanaAfricaCheck their Facebook account
3IDEA KenyaKenyaAfricaCheck their Facebook account
Check their Facebook account
Check their Facebook account
4IDEA MozambiqueMozambiqueAfricaCheck their Facebook account
Check their Facebook account
5IDEA NigerNigerAfricaCheck their Facebook account
6IDEA NigeriaNigeriaAfricaCheck their Facebook Account
7TLA (Tanzania Leprosy Association)TanzaniaAfricaCheck their Facebook account
Check their tweets
Check their Facebook account
8Bogura FederationBangladeshAsiaCheck their Facebook account
Check their  Facebook account
9DAPA (Disadvantaged People’s Association) supported by TLM-B (The Leprosy Mission Bangladesh)BangladeshAsiaCheck their Facebook account
Check their Facebook account
10HANDA (HANDA Rehabilitation and Welfare Association)ChinaAsiaCheck their Weibo account
Check their postings
11APAL (Association of People Affected by Leprosy)IndiaAsiaCheck their Facebook account
12PerMaTa IndonesiaIndonesiaAsiaCheck their Facebook account
13MAPAL (Myanmar Association of Persons Affected by Leprosy)MyanmarAsiaCheck their Facebook account
Check their Facebook account
14IDEA NepalNepalAsiaCheck their  Facebook account
15CLAP (Coalition of Leprosy Advocates of the Philippines)PhilippinesAsiaCheck their Facebook account
16MORHAN (Movement for the Reintegration of Persons Affected by Hansen’s Disease)BrazilSouth America/Caribean

Check their Facebook account

17FelehansenColombiaSouth America/CaribeanCheck their Facebook account

“Think Act Share” Campaign volunteers

We are looking for volunteers for our “Think Act Share” campaign to raise awareness of Hansen’s disease.

To find out more, please contact the Global Appeal 2020 Secretariat below.


Inquiries: Think Act Share Campaign Secretariat

shf_hd_pr@shf.or.jp 03-6229-5377(Weekdays 10:00-17:00)