World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January every year. It provides an opportunity for enhanced efforts and renewed commitment for elimination/eradication of the debilitating disease at the earliest. It focuses on the target of zero cases of leprosy-related disabilities in children. Early detection is prime focus to achieve this target, along with strengthening interventions to prevent leprosy transmission. Leprosy is also known as Hansen’s disease.
Karuna Project – A Project of Compassion among the Leprosy sufferers in Mumbai has completed 20 years serving the poor and ostracised people of the city and runs nine mobile clinics during the week.
Karuna Project joins hands with other agencies to see a ‘Leprosy Free & Stigma Free India’