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) is being developed, coordinated by the ILEP office but with contributions and input from ILEP members and partners.
Amar’s Testimony of his life with leprosy (Amar Timalsina, IDEA Nepal President and ILEP Panel of People Affected by Leprosy member shares his story of how experiencing leprosy shaped his childhood, and his life)
Quiz for World Leprosy Day (Text document only)
- 2018 WLD Online Quiz to integrate across social media platforms
Facebook event for World Leprosy Day 2018 (Please like and share)
Social media content: – suggested tweets, posts, infographics and memes
*For roll out in Jan- please do not use until Rosa indicates this can be live*
Press release(for early translation and adaptation, embargoed until Jan 2018)
Relevant documents will be added to the site as they become available, so please check back regularly for more.