We use necessary cookies that allow our site to work. We also set optional cookies that help us improve our website. For more information about the types of cookies we use, visit our Cookies policy.

Cookie settings

World Leprosy Day

28 January 2024

World Leprosy Day 2024 over a world map


28 January 2024 - 28 January 2024


World Leprosy Day (WLD) is celebrated on the last Sunday of January which this year is 28 January 2024.

The theme for World Leprosy Day 2024 is “Ending Stigma, Embracing Dignity”. This theme encapsulates the dual objectives of the day: to eradicate the stigma associated with leprosy and to promote the dignity of people affected by the disease.

The theme of “Ending Stigma, Embracing Dignity” serves as a powerful reminder of the need to address the social and psychological aspects of leprosy, alongside the medical efforts to eliminate the disease. It calls for a world where leprosy is no longer a source of stigma but rather an opportunity to demonstrate compassion and respect for all individuals.

World Leprosy Day takes place on Sunday 28 January*

#WorldLeprosyDay   #LeaveNoOneBehind   #EndStigma   #ZeroDiscrimination  #BeatLeprosy

Download the 2024 social media toolkitVisit the WHO dedicated page