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World Leprosy Day is observed internationally every year on the last Sunday of January to increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen's disease.

This date was chosen by French humanitarian Raoul Follereau as a tribute to the life of the Mahatma Gandhi who had compassion for people afficted with leprosy.

Every day, more than 40 people around the world are diagnosed with leprosy due to miss early detection. But LEPROSY CAN BE CURED if detected early, suffering and disabilities can be prevented. 

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