World Leprosy Day 2018

Children without disabilities: theme for 2018

This year’s theme continues to build on the strategic focus of the past two years— preventing girls and boys from developing disabilities associated with leprosy. This supports the ILEP strategy and the WHO Global Leprosy Target, “Zero G2D in paediatric leprosy patients”.

Individual ILEP member organisations and others within the broader community are encouraged to share the centrally-produced materials, as well to design their own materials, events and activities to help amplify the message.  The use of materials in donor and affected countries may be targeted to specific outcomes (such as public information or fundraising) but they ultimately all support efforts to increase attention on what’s needed to end leprosy, through the lens of children affected.

World Leprosy Day  will be observed on Sunday 28th January 2018


A toolkit of materials (primarily for online and social media use) will be developed, coordinated by the ILEP office but with contributions and input from ILEP members and partners.

This will include:

Stories & case studies of children

Key messaging

Social media plan

Facebook page for World Leprosy Day 2018

Visual assets

Media materials – press release, op ed, Q&A

Relevant documents will be added to the site as they become available, so please check back regularly for more.