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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.

  Organization Country Area Facebook/Web links
1 ENAPAL (Ethiopian National Association of Persons Affected by Leprosy) Ethiopia Africa Check their Facebook account
2 IDEA GHANA Ghana Africa Check their Facebook account
3 IDEA Kenya Kenya Africa Check their Facebook account
Check their Facebook account
Check their Facebook account
4 IDEA Mozambique Mozambique Africa Check their Facebook account
Check their Facebook account
5 IDEA Niger Niger Africa Check their Facebook account
6 IDEA Nigeria Nigeria Africa Check their Facebook Account
7 TLA (Tanzania Leprosy Association) Tanzania Africa Check their Facebook account
Check their tweets
Check their Facebook account
8 Bogura Federation Bangladesh Asia Check their Facebook account
Check their  Facebook account
9 DAPA (Disadvantaged People’s Association) supported by TLM-B (The Leprosy Mission Bangladesh) Bangladesh Asia Check their Facebook account
Check their Facebook account
10 HANDA (HANDA Rehabilitation and Welfare Association) China Asia Check their Weibo account
Check their postings
11 APAL (Association of People Affected by Leprosy) India Asia Check their Facebook account
12 PerMaTa Indonesia Indonesia Asia Check their Facebook account
13 MAPAL (Myanmar Association of Persons Affected by Leprosy) Myanmar Asia Check their Facebook account
Check their Facebook account
14 IDEA Nepal Nepal Asia Check their  Facebook account
15 CLAP (Coalition of Leprosy Advocates of the Philippines) Philippines Asia Check their Facebook account
16 MORHAN (Movement for the Reintegration of Persons Affected by Hansen’s Disease) Brazil South America/Caribean  

Check their Facebook account

17 Felehansen Colombia South America/Caribean Check 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)

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