Reduction of stigma and discrimination

SPARSH campaign under National Leprosy Eradication Program (NLEP) on 30th January involving Panchayati Raj Institutions have been very successful in which oaths were taken by the leaders and the community not to discriminate with persons affected by leprosy. NLR India played a major role. Rallies and meetings were supported by NLR India during anti leprosy fortnight. Involvement of village volunteers in LCDC for early case detection was promoted by NLR India under the program, integrated and combined self-care removed stigma.

NLR India Foundation wishes that the persons affected by leprosy and other disabilities are given equal opportunities in terms of livelihoods, socio-cultural participation and in decision making process without any discrimination. Innovative approaches are implemented for regaining self-esteem by affected persons and reduced discrimination by community.

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