Showing posts with label awareness days. Show all posts
Showing posts with label awareness days. Show all posts

Vascular Birthmarks Awareness Day- May 15

Many of us have birthmarks on our bodies. Birthmarks are spots we were born with and some of them accompany us from birth to the end of life.
May 15 is currently the awareness of vascular birthmarks and the entire month of May is the month of awareness for them.
Not all birthmarks are vascular. There are pigmented birthmarks caused by excess skin pigment cells that form moles and Mongolian spots. And there are vascular birthmarks that are created by increased blood vessel accumulations that cause, among other things, hemangiomas and wine-port spots.
Most vascular birthmarks are not genetically transmitted and are not due to maternal behavior during pregnancy.

Vascular birthmarks are divided into three types:
1. Flat / macular spots - delicate spots that appear as pink areas and are usually found in the nape and facial area of babies. Usually the spots disappear within a few months. These spots are also called "angel kiss", "salmon swelling" and "stork marks".
2. Wine-port stains - flat stains that range in color from light pink to deep red similar to wine color. Usually these stains
Appear in the area of the face, neck, nape and limbs. These spots are usually large and are caused by deficiency or lack of nerve
To blood vessels. Port wine stains appear in 0.3% of the population and are more common in girls.
3. Hemangiomas - birthmarks that form from blood vessel tumors. Birthmarks that can appear anywhere on the body, they appear immediately after birth but become more prominent and clear a few weeks after it. The hemangiomas usually grow by the age of one year and then begin shrink and clear, sometimes until they disappear completely.

Vascular birthmarks can have emotional and social consequences in cases where they are prominent in their location and size.
Children who have birthmarks may experience bullying and feel that their appearance attracts attention and comments.
Birthmark Awareness Day is designed to raise awareness of the phenomenon, hold meetings and conferences where you can learn and get to know people who suffer from birthmarks, collect donations to invest in research and find solutions for people who suffer from prominent birthmarks.
In honor of Childbirth Awareness Day you can read about the phenomenon, draw a heart with lipstick on your cheek as an identification, contact people who have vascular birthmarks and tell them about this day.

Link to the website of the Vascular Birthmarks Organization celebrating this day.

Photo link - Facebook page of the organization for vascular birthmarks

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day- May 12

Every year, since 1993, World Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is marked around the world.
The problem with fibromyalgia is that it is a "transparent" disease, a disease without a cure and for no apparent reason.
The main symptom of fibromyalgia is widespread and chronic pain throughout the body, muscles, joints and skeleton but it has many other different symptoms like: chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances (like difficulty falling asleep and discontinuous sleep), headaches, difficulty concentrating and memory, general feeling of stiffness in the morning , Dizziness, abnormal body heat, sensitivity to light, noise, odor, temperature changes, mood disorders, sleep sweating and more.

Fibromyalgia causes significant damage to the life of the sufferer. It causes very severe pain, so much so that the patients are bedridden and unable to get up.
Patients' ability to work is impaired and it also adversely affects mood.
Studies suggest that it is an injury to the central nervous system, which causes overexcitation in the process of pain processing and its passage.
The causes of fibromyalgia are unknown. A possible cause is a genetic family background and also environmental factors such as mental stress, infections, a whiplash accident and more.
Incidence of the disease
Fibromyalgia affects 3-5% of the population. Most sufferers are women. This is a higher number of patients with multiple sclerosis, breast cancer and muscular dystrophy (ALS)! Not only older women in mid-life suffer from the disease, in recent years more and more young people are being diagnosed with it, including men and children.

Treatment of fibromyalgia
There is still no cure for the disease and it is considered a chronic disease. Patients are given medications that relieve the many symptoms they are suffering from, not against the disease itself.
Some people believe that a vegan diet helps.
Fibromyalgia is not a psychological disorder! Studies have shown through brain scans that the chemical and biological processes in people suffering from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue are significantly different from the rest of the population.

May 12 is intended to raise awareness of the suffering caused to patients with the disease, for the purpose of research that will reveal the causes and cure of the disease and the importance of consideration for patients.

May 12 is also Nurses Day

World Ego Awareness Day - May 11

World Ego Day is a day that aims to increase awareness of the ego issue and its impact on everything we do, focus attention and bring a broader understanding of the issue. World Ego Awareness Day is basically dedicated to those who suffer from it on a clinical level, because the ego is a healthy part of the mind when it exists properly, but not when it is overdeveloped.

The Ego Awareness Movement was established in 2018, as a support network for people struggling with ego-related mental states that can cause great suffering, such as anger, prejudice, inferiority complexes, feelings of superiority, addictions, stress-related violence, racism, sexism and more.

We are usually angry and dislike people with excessive egos, accusing them of selfishness and moving away from them, but extreme egotism is a mental disorder whose sufferers are not to blame for suffering from it.

An overly selfish mind is an unhealthy mind and it creates problems in relationships and empathy towards others. Those who struggle with the ego are more likely to feel loneliness and despair.

The causes of the development of the disorder are unknown, but the hypotheses are that they are a combination of neurobiological, genetic, psychological and environmental factors. The reasons for the development of the ego can stem from severe emotional abuse in childhood, from negative parenting experiences or childhood exposure to parental violence and learning antisocial behaviors from parents or friends.

How to attend World Ego Awareness Day?

We all know someone who we would say has an overly inflated ego, and although we all have a very good idea of ​​what an “ego” is, we seem to lack the understanding of how harmful this phenomenon can be. Global Ego Awareness Day is our opportunity to take time for self-observation and explore our egos and our experiences with those around us to understand how much of our ego takes up space in our lives and how much it causes us to get into conflicts with others.

You can publish on this day articles and information on the subject, which can help others. Egoism is a trait that can cause us to hurt those around us by trying to control our unbalanced ego, as well as trying to manage our reactions to displaying other people's egos. While not everyone suffers from egoism, it is likely to appear on one level or another in everyone.

World Ego Awareness Day

May 11 is also Eat What You Want Day

World Malaria Day- April 25

World Malaria Day is a special day of the year designed to raise awareness of the global effort to control malaria and ultimately eradicate it. The date of Malaria Day was set for April 25, 2001, but then it was called Malaria Day in Africa, in order to control malaria and reduce mortality from it there. In 2008 Malaria Day in Africa expanded to World Malaria Day.

World Malaria Day was set at the 60th Session of the World Health Assembly (a meeting sponsored by the World Health Organization [WHO]) to recognize that malaria exists in countries around the world other than Africa and raise awareness of the importance of the global fight against the disease.

Interesting facts about malaria

Malaria is an infectious disease also called swamp fever. It is most common in areas with tropical climates and especially in Africa, Central and South America and the Far Eastern countries.

Malaria mainly affects the red blood cells and causes damage to vital organs in the body as a result of anemia and blockage of blood vessels.

The origin of the name of the disease is in the Italian language, which means "bad air" (mala aria), due to the belief that existed in the past that the bad swamp air is the cause.

Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in the world! In 2018, an estimated 228 million people contracted malaria, of which about 405,000 died, most of them children under the age of 15 in sub-Saharan Africa.

Malaria is spread by the Anopheles mosquito. It exists in more than 100 countries around the world.

Malaria can be prevented by protecting against mosquitoes and spraying their incubators. The goal of the World Health Organization is to raise, among other things, the use of bed nets treated with insecticides and spraying with insecticides in places of origin in countries that are particularly vulnerable to malaria.

The cause of malaria is a unicellular creature called Plasmodium, which exists in the stomach of the Anopheles mosquito. There are ten other species of plasmodium that also harm other animals such as birds, reptiles and rodents.

In 1897, Ronald Ross, a British physician, parasitologist and epidemiologist, showed the existence of a plasmodium in the stomach of a mosquito. Thanks to this discovery he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1902.

The drugs for malaria are based on quinine, a substance extracted from the bark of quinine or synthetically produced. But the treatment with these drugs is not enough, and to fight Plasmodium additional drugs are needed.

In 2015, Tu Youyou, a Chinese physician specializing in pharmacology and drug treatment for malaria, received the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for the discovery of the substance Artemisinin, which is used as a cure for malaria.

Symptoms of malaria include high fever, tremor, joint pain, severe headache, vomiting that contains blood, excessive sweating, chills, diarrhea, abdominal pain, skin punctures, hypoglycemia and general malaise. Complications of malaria include coma and when left untreated, it ends in death in about 20% of cases.

The eucalyptus tree is a natural fighter for malaria. In the 19th century it was believed that the eucalyptus fought malaria by disinfecting the soil and air. At the end of the century, the real cause of the disease was discovered and the connection between it and the eucalyptus was clarified. The water-loving eucalyptus dries the swamp water in which the Anopheles mosquito larvae spread the disease. It originated in Australia, where malaria did not exist. Eucalyptus has been used as an anti-malarial agent in California, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Israel and Italy.

April 25 is also East meets West and DNA Day

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day - March 26

March 26 is Make up your own holiday day. It's your day to think of something you want to invent for a holiday. It can be a person, an animal, an expression, a food or whatever comes to mind that you want to create its own holiday.

This informal day is meant to honor all the special, creative, weird, funny or meaningful days that people have invented in the past, present and will invent in the future.


The condition is to check only that the day you want to celebrate does not already exist. In the US the holiday is called the National Make up Your Day Holiday.

Special days and holidays can be formal or informal. Official days are days that are usually approved by the government. You get days off, businesses close, studies do not take place, etc. Official holidays can be religious, such as Christmas, Yom Kippur, Eid al-Fitr, Diwali and more. There are also secular holidays that are official like Independence Day or State Constitution Day.

Special days of the year that are unofficial are days that people or organizations have initiated, to hold some theme. They can be serious days like awareness days for social, environmental or health issues, days of appreciation for different professionals, food days or inventions designed to promote sales of various products. There are also silly and funny days that are just meant to make you happy and entertaining.


How to celebrate your own invention holiday?

The best way to celebrate this day is to invent your own holiday. If you want to make it an official day, you will have to get it passed in government by law to make it a national day.


March 26 is also Spinach Day and Purple Day

Down Syndrome Day - March 21st

 World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), which falls on March 21, is a World Awareness Day that has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The goal of Down Syndrome Day is to raise awareness that people with Down Syndrome can be integrated into society, to make their voices heard And fight for their rights.

The date 21 in the third month (March), was chosen to mark the uniqueness of the trisomy 21st chromosome that causes Down syndrome.

Down syndrome is due to the fact that in the DNA of every cell in the body there are three copies of chromosome number 21, instead of only two. The syndrome was first described by John Langdon Down in 1866 and is therefore named after him.

Down syndrome sufferers usually have a unique appearance that includes slanted eyes, small ears, a flat face and a broad forehead, straight hair, a short neck and a lower-than-average height. They used to be called Mongols because of their resemblance to the Mongol people.

People with Down Syndrome may also suffer from low IQ, between 40 and 75 IQ, childishness and lack of independence and verbal impairment. They may also have heart defects. The syndrome cannot be cured, but the syndrome can be diagnosed already in pregnancy, using ultrasound tests: in Nuchal scan tests and systems review and in  amniotic fluid test.

In recent years, there has been progress in the treatment methods for children who have Down Syndrome and they are able to achieve achievements that allow some of them to integrate into society. Their life expectancy now stands at 60 years, unlike previous years (in the 1980s it was only 25). In order for them to be able to progress and recover, they need adapted medical care, a normative and enriching environment and intensive care from an early age.

International Fanny Pack Day - The Second Saturday of March

 Remember that in the 80s of last century everyone would walk around with a fanny pack on their waist? This comfortable and safe bag was then at the height of fashion. Today the fanny pack may be less in fashion but it can still be found in handbag stores in various designs. It has so many benefits and should be brought back into fashion immediately!

The fanny pack is a small bag, slightly larger than a purse, attached to a belt worn around the waist. Fanny Pack Day is meant to celebrate not only in honor of this bag but also to raise awareness of an important social issue - hunger. Symbolically the goal is to fill the fanny pack with food items on this day and go out with it to distribute them to the needy.


The history of International Fanny Pack Day

International Fanny Pack Day was celebrated following an event that happened in 2007. Nick Yates, an artist from Portland, Oregon, was the person who conceived and created this day. It was then the first Saturday of March 2007. Nick Yates returned from a party with a fruitcake he had taken from it and kept for him in his fanny pack. He happened to meet Homeless on the street who told him his fanny pack looked nice. Nick opened the fanny pack and gave him the fruitcake that was inside.

The incident caused Yates to link the fanny pack to help the homeless. He contacted food banks and continued to distribute food while wearing a fanny pack for hungry people on the way. To raise awareness of the good deed, he created Fanny Pack Day, on the second Saturday of each March.


Hunger is a problem all over the world. No matter how advanced or rich a country is, there is always a part of society that cannot achieve one of the most basic needs there is, food. Unfortunately, there are a lot of hungry people and a high percentage of them are children.

How to celebrate Fanny Pack Day?

The answer is simple. If you are willing to help poor, needy and homeless people, then go ahead, take a fanny pack with some food products like sandwiches and give them. But the fanny pack is not mandatory. The goal is to help people. Need to help hungry people all year round but this day is a special day to raise awareness of it on social media for example. To raise awareness you can share your photo with a fanny pack on the waist on social media with the hashtag #FannyPackDay. It is important to clarify that there is an idea behind the fanny pack and this is not just an image designed to receive compliments. Besides it is also possible to volunteer at a soup kitchen or collect drinking bottles to redeem the deposit for them and give it to the poor. Do not ignore homeless people on the street or beggars. A sandwich can brighten their day and show them that they are not transparent. Make a difference. Be the change in someone's world.


fanny pack day
Image source: Amazon

Bird Day - January 5

There are so many species of birds in the world, that one day celebrating in their honor is definitely not enough.
One of the days of celebration in honor of the birds is National Bird Day, a U.S. holiday celebrated in honor of the birds on January 5 each year, beginning in 1894. It is the first holiday invented in honor of the birds, and was founded by Charles Almenzo Babacok, who supervised Schools in Oil City, Pennsylvania.

This day is meant to promote the conservation of birds as a moral value. National Bird Day is a special day that has millions of fans celebrating through bird watching, learning about birds and other bird-related activities. Bird adoption and rescue is a particularly important Bird Day activity. 12 percent of the bird species are endangered from the world.
On this day many activities are held that teach how to behave properly birds and what they need. How to give them the best living conditions. People who adopt birds need to know that they are screaming, biting, soiling, need constant interaction, space to fly in and a varied diet.

The Avian Coalition National Campaign in the United States aims to improve the well-being of other parrots and birds that live in humans by encouraging their adoption rather than buying them as commercial pets, and encourages support for wildlife conservation programs and captive birds.
Source: Avian Welfare Coalition

January 5 is also Whipped Cream Day

International Stammering Awareness Day – October 22

This day, also known as International Stuttering Awareness Day (ISAD), is annually observed on October 22. 

Established in 1998, this day concludes an annual international conference hosted by the International Stuttering Association from October 1 to October 21. Since 2013 the conference is held online ( 

The purpose of this day is to raise general public awareness to the hardships confronted by persons with speech disorders, the various causes for such dysfunctions and the modern ways to treat them. Above all, the day is intended to strengthen recognition that people who stammer can perform intellectually, socially and physically just as well as everyone else. Speech dysfunctions are manifold. They may be characterized by mispronunciation of certain consonants or vowels, by speech that often gets stuck, by involuntary repetition or prolongation of syllables, words or parts of a sentence, etc. The causes for stammering, though generally unknown, are assumed by speech-language professionals to be hereditary or neurophysiologic. 

There is no complete remedy for the phenomenon except in rare specific cases, but therapeutic techniques to ameliorate it have been developed and applied successfully. Voluntary international associations, organizations and groups for people who stutter observe this day by holding diverse events such as open meetings, lectures, support and information centers, etc. Whether or not you have a speech impediment, you can show care, involvement and support by adding the green ISAD ribbon to the image of your profile on social networks.

It may interest you to know that some prominent and successful leaders and celebrities were stutterers who overcame their speech impediment, among them Moses who led the Israelites to the Promised Land, King George VI, Claudius the Roman emperor, Winston Churchill, Lewis Carroll and Marilyn Monroe.

A day without plastic bags- 3 July

Most of us use them every day, in plastic bags, without thinking about it. We take one or more almost every store we buy. Whether we buy groceries or new shoes, we do not leave the shop without taking a plastic bag full of the good new things we bought. Then, when we get home, we take what we bought from the bag, throw it away and forget it.

Stop! Have you ever thought about what happens to these bags after we finish using them?

The international day without plastic bags is dedicated to increasing awareness of the damage that plastic bags cause to the environment. We do get rid of them after half an hour and they disappear from our thought, but they do not disappear from the world. The plastic bags will remain in the world for another 100-500 years until they finally disintegrate completely and have a profound impact on our environment as a result.

The bags reach the garbage and fly from there to wherever possible. They reach the ground and injure animals that choke on them. They reach the sea and the ocean and kill the fish. They accumulate into large piles and create rubbish, they fill streams and water sources.

On a day without plastic bags, give up plastic bags for at least one day. Use multi-cloth baskets in a large bag or in carts. When you go shopping in the mall, come with a big bag and put things you buy there. It is also much more convenient than carrying bags! Use biodegradable bags and if you own a store, offer your customers recycled paper bags.

Arbor Day - The last Friday in April

Arbor Day is a holiday in which individuals and groups are encouraged to plant trees. The holiday takes place in many countries around the world, usually in the spring, on a date that varies according to the climate and the appropriate planting season.
Why plant trees?
Trees fight climate change and global warming because they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. In just one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of carbon produced by a standard gas-powered car traveling 42,000 miles. The trees also clean the air, keep buildings and property shady and cool, and protect against chemical pollution.

The trees save water by giving shade to the lawns and passing the moisture in the air. They prevent soil erosion and help prevent water pollution.
Trees also provide habitats for many animals and even other plants, and they give us nuts, seeds and fruits that we and other animals eat. From the trees we also produce products that are used by us to create paper, furniture and even houses.
There are many more positive aspects to trees, including their beauty that also contributes to our mood and mental health. Studies have found that an environment where there are manicured and green trees reduces depression among the people who live in it.
A holiday for trees, where it is especially customary to plant trees, takes place in many different countries. In the United States, Planting Day (Arbor Day) is held on the last Friday of April. In other countries, this important day is celebrated on other dates, depending on the appropriate season for planting.

The history of Arbor Day
From the history of planting day one can learn that the importance of trees to the world was known centuries ago, because the first time Arbor Day was held was in 1805 in a small village in Spain called Villanova de les Sierra. The local pastor led the efforts to hold a tree planting holiday and the whole town joined.
The first American Arbor Day was held in the city of Nebraska, in the state of Nebraska, in 1872. It is estimated that more than a million trees were planted in Nebraska that day!
How to celebrate Tree Day?
If you are in a country where Tree Day is celebrated, join the celebration and plant a tree yourself. If not, it's still a good day to raise environmental awareness and teach the importance of trees and their contribution to the planet. You can donate to an organization that plants trees on your behalf, or plant a tree yourself in your yard, school yard or garden or anywhere you want (in coordination with the owners of the place of course).

Happy Arbor Day Greeting Cards
Arbor Day Coloring Pages

When is Arbor Day coming out in the US in the coming years?
2022- April 29, Friday
2023- April 28, Friday
2024- April 26, Friday

World Leprosy Day- The last Sunday of January

World Leprosy Day is observed annually on the last Sunday of January. The goal of the day is to raise awareness of the disease and of the right of its victims to be treated with kindness and proper medical care rather than to ostracize them, isolate them from the healthy community and disregard their basic human rights. When leprosy is not treated due to ignorance and shame, it damages and disables, slowly destroying each aspect of a person’s life. Were it not for stigma and misunderstandings about the disease, more and more infected people would seek treatment and all healthcare professionals would recognize its symptoms.
Leprosy day was initiated in 1953 by the French writer, philanthropist and social reformer Raoul Follereau (1903-1977), who became an ardent activist for the cause of the leprosy- infected after encountering and being appalled by the total segregation and deprivation of basic human rights suffered by these unfortunate men, women and children. In 1975, following years dedicated to philanthropic activities, Follereau submitted the text of the Universal Declaration of the Rights of the Leprosy Affected Persons to the United Nations.
Follereau chose the approximate date in January for Leprosy Day in honor of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement in British-ruled India. Gandhi, who was assassinated on January 30 1948, is renowned for his selfless efforts to assist and support the victims who were infected by leprosy.
Here is a link to more detailed information about Raoul Follereau and his significant contribution to the relief and cure of leprosy affected persons.


What is Leprosy?
Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease (named after Gerhard HenrikArmauer, the Norwegian physician who in 1873 first identified the bacterium that causes the disease) is a mildly contagious disease of the skin and nerves that, if left untreated progresses to inflict severe disability, paralysis, blindness, damage to the bones and eventual loss of limbs and other parts of the body.

 Gerhard Henrik Armauer Hansen

But it is nowadays extinct, isn't it?
No, it is not. In 2015, above 210,000 new cases were diagnosed, mainly in countries in which poor hygiene of the population is widespread such as in India, Brazil, Indonesia, Tanzania, Madagascar, Mozambique and other so-called  "Third World" countries. The number of persons inflicted with leprosy throughout the world today is estimated at tens of millions.


Can leprosy be cured?
Yes, leprosy is nowadays a curable disease, but early detection is vital since severe damage caused by the disease such as blindness, loss of sensation and loss of limbs cannot generally be undone. Since 1982, a six to twelve month daily combination of antibiotics has been used successfully as a cure for leprosy.
Leper colonies and houses past and present
According to an article on the subject inWikipedia, leper colonies and houses became widespread in the Middle Ages, particularly in Europe and India. Nowadays, as stated in an article about Leprosy Day published in 2014 by TheLeprosy Mission England and Wales, (an international organization that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patients), there are still leprosy colonies in the world today, 850 of which are in India.

The island of Spinalonga, Crete- used as a leper colony from 1903 to 1957
Organizations for treatment of leprosy-affected persons
Infolep, an international online platform and knowledge center on leprosy and related subjects, has published on the Web an alphabetical list of190 international and national organizations for research, treatment and rehabilitation of leprosy-affected persons. Among them are AIFO (Amici di Raoul Follereau) in Italy, Lepra (an international charity working to transform the lives of people affected by leprosy) in the UK, ALM(American Leprosy Missions) in the USA,  Alert-India (Association for Leprosy Education, Rehabilitation and Treatment-India) and many others in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.


Leprosy in ancient times
The earliest known account of a disease that is believed to be leprosy appears in an Egyptian Papyrus written around 1550 B.C. In Europe, leprosy was first reported in the records of ancient Greece around 323 BC, when Alexander the Great returned with his army from India. Later on, leprosy was recorded in Rome in 62 B.C. at the time that Pompeii's troops returned from Asia Minor. In the Bible, the term “leprosy” and derivatives of the term such as lepers and leprous occurs 55 times in the Old Testament and 13 times in the New Testament. However, researchers doubt whether the term is actually about the disease as it is known today or some other harsh skin disorders. Records indicate that the infected were banished and isolated in order to prevent mass infection.
Some facts about leprosy

According to the National Hansen's Disease Program(NHDP) and other sources:

·         The nine-bandedarmadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) that is widespread in Florida and much of the Southeastern USA as well as Central and South America can carry the bacteria that cause leprosy and infect humans.

·         Only 5% of the human population is vulnerable to the bacteria that cause leprosy.

·         A combination of standard drugs is very effective in curing leprosy.

·         Just a few doses of medications suffice to make the patient noninfectious and eliminate the need to isolate him or her from family and friends.

·         The general misconception, even among care providers, that leprosy has been eradicated often causes a delay in the correct diagnosis of the disease.

·         Early diagnosis prevents nerves from being affected and turns the disease into a minor skin malady.

·         In 2015, 178 new cases of leprosy were reported in the USA.

·         8.9% of all the new, detected cases of leprosy in 2015 were children.

·         6.7% of all new leprosy patients in 2015 had Grade 2 disabilities (visible disabilities, damage to hands and feet and severe eyesight impairment), higher than previous years.

·         New patients with Grade 2 disabilities indicate late detection of leprosy and a lack of awareness of the early signs of leprosy.

·         Proactive, early detection and treatment of leprosy must be an international priority, to prevent leprosy from being transmitted to children and disabilities to be developed.

Things you can do on Leprosy Day

·         Search the Web for Leprosy and read about it in articles published on the Web by organizations such as AIFO, Alert-India, ALM, Lepra or any other site that you may prefer.

·         Discuss the subject with your friends and try to raise their awareness.

·         Consider volunteering by contacting an organization such as one of those that are listed in the Infolepwebsite.

·         Donateany sum that you wish to give.

When will Leprosy Day take place in the coming years?
2021- January 31
2022- January 23
2023- January 22
2024- January 28
2025- January 26

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