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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being


Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease (HD), is a long-term infection by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis. Infection can lead to damage of the nerves, respiratory tract, skin, and eyes. This nerve damage may result in a lack of ability to feel pain, which can lead to the loss of parts of a person's extremities from repeated injuries or infection through unnoticed wounds. An infected person may also experience muscle weakness and poor eyesight. Leprosy symptoms may begin within one year, but, for some people, symptoms may take 20 years or more to occur.

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Organizations relating to Leprosy

International Association for Integration, Dignity and Economic Advancement / Seneca Falls NY, USA / Est. 1994
Raoul Follereau International Union / Paris, France / Est. 1971
International Leprosy Union / Pune, India / Est. 1986
Action Mission and Leprosy Assistance Schiefbahn / Schiefbahn, Germany / Est. 1983
Damien Foundation - Voluntary Organization for Leprosy and TB Control / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1964
Damien-Dutton Society for Leprosy Aid / Bellmore NY, USA / Est. 1944
East African Leprosy Research Centre
Associazione i Nostri Amici Lebbroso / Udine, Italy / Est. 1968
Rufiji Leprosy Trust / Rufiji, Tanzania UR / Est. 1982
Association internationale de léprologie de langue française
Anti-Leprosy World Information Centre / Est. 1964
Organization for International Aid to Development and to Lepers / Sint-Truiden, Belgium
Observatoire de la lèpre en Afrique / Bamako, Mali / Est. 1934
Association des léprologues de langue française / Bordeaux, France / Est. 1959
American Leprosy Missions / Greenville SC, USA / Est. 1906
FAIRMED / Bern, Switzerland / Est. 1960
Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy / Decatur GA, USA / Est. 2018
St Francis Leprosy Guild / London, UK / Est. 1895
The Leprosy Mission International / Brentford, UK / Est. 1874
Pacific Leprosy Foundation / Christchurch, New Zealand / Est. 1939
South Asian Regional Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists / Kathmandu, Nepal / Est. 1999
Until No Leprosy Remains / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1967
All Africa Leprosy, Tuberculosis and Rehabilitation Training Centre / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 1965
Fondation CIOMAL de l'Ordre de Malte / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1958
LEPRA / Colchester, UK / Est. 1924
Italian Association Amici di Raoul Follereau / Bologna, Italy
International Leprosy Association / Greenville SC, USA / Est. 1931
International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1966

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Action Strategies relating to Leprosy

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Eliminating leprosy
Supporting cooperation on leprosy
Treating leprosy

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