Children in a leprosy colony in India.

Makondeni village, Pemba, Zanzibar in 2007.

Ms. Nevis Mary, a person affected by leprosy from India speaks at the UNCHR Sub-Commission in 2005.

Ms. Valdenora da Cruz Rodrigues, a person affected by leprosy from Brazil meets Pope Francis in the Vatican, 2015.

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and Mr. Vagavathali Narsappa, a leprosy activist, in a leprosy colony
in New Delhi, India, 2014.

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"Leprosy Today" is an initiative of Yohei Sasakawa,
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