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2019年3月 フィリピン開催 ハンセン病回復者団体アジア地域会合

さPeople’s organizations from the Asia-Pacific Region, enjoined by the vision of a leprosy-free world, attended the First Regional Assembly of Organizations of People Affected by Leprosy in Asia-Pacific to discuss the issues of people affected by leprosy on human rights, sustainability, public health program, and preservation of leprosy history is a milestone taken on the way forward for the planned world assembly on September 2019.
One of the goals of the assembly is to create an avenue for the participating people’s organizations to become a regional network; and a voice that will speak on pressing concerns of each leprosy patient in their organizations.

1. To share the achievements and experiences and best practices of an organization in partnering with various international, national and local agencies; in ensuring the effective delivery of quality health services, reduction of stigma and discrimination, empowerment, improvement of the quality of life brought by socio-economic enterprise; and in increasing the sustainability of people’s organizations;

2. To present and highlight the roles and contributions that the people’s organizations can provide for the different levels of society and government;

3. For coordination, consultation and joint learning towards the fulfillment of the right to dignity as human beings and citizens;

4. To discuss the means of strengthening/increasing sustainability for people’s organizations;

5. To discuss the means for the development of a functional network and partnership between and among people affected by leprosy; and

6. To propose recommendations for the World Assembly and other strategies and activities on a way forward.


March 3-5, 2019


Hotel H2O,Manila, Philippines


People from 5 Countries (China, Indonesia, Kiribati, Nepal, Philippines)
*Cambodia, Malaysia and India were invited but were not able to come due to visa problems.


DAY 1: March 3, 2019

Opening Program (Ms. Jennifer Quimno, Treasurer, CLAP)
Presentation of Participants (Dr. Arturo C. Cunanan Jr., Facilitator/Coordinator)
Welcome Remarks (Mr. Francisco Onde, Chairman, CLAP)
Keynote Message (Dr. Ma. Francia Laxamana, Assistant Secretary of Health FICT- Luzon)
(Prof. Takahiro Nanri, PhD, Executive Director, SMHF)

10:30–12:00 Plenary Session (Dr. Alice Cruz, UN Special Rapporteur for Ending Leprosy Stigma and Discrimination)
Human Rights in Leprosy, its current status and role of United Nations Organization of People Affected by Leprosy in Elimination of Stigma and Discrimination against People Affected by Leprosy

13:30–15:00 Presentation of profile and Summary activities of participating organization

Issues and Challenges/ Best Practices Plans and Directions

15:15-16:15  Workshop
1. Sustainability of organization
2. Public health program – SPP (Strengthening Participation of People Affected by Leprosy)
3. Human Right and Dignity
4. Preservation of Leprosy

16:15–17:15 Rotation of Organizations

17:15-17:30 Synthesis

DAY 2: March 4, 2019

8:30–10:00  Role of Government partners/religious organization in empowerment and ending social stigma and discrimination (Rev. Dan Pantoja)

10:30–12:00 Workshop

13:30–15:00   Partnership and Sustainability of Organization (Dr. Marie Lisa M. Dacanay, President, Institute of Social Entrepreneurship in Asia)

15:30-17:00  Workshop

DAY 3: March 5, 2019

8:30–10:00  Networking of Organization  (Dr. Maria Faina Diola, Director, Center for Leadership, Citizenship and Democracy)

10:30–12:00 Workshop on sharing and networking among organizations (Plan and Directions)

13:00–14:30 Presentation

14:30–17:00  City Tour