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Leprosy at COSP16


"Persons affected by leprosy and many of their family members are entitled to the rights provided under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the basis of not only physical and psychosocial impairments, but also of the impairing effects of leprosy-related stigmatization." -Alice Cruz, Special Rapporteur on discrimination against persons with leprosy

Dr Indra examines a leprosy patient

What is leprosy?

Leprosy is one of the world's most misunderstood diseases. It is a mildly infectious, easily curable, and preventable disease.

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