Join us to help overturn the stigma of leprosy

World Leprosy Sunday 2020

Let’s finish what Jesus started.

Host a World Leprosy Sunday event between 26 January to 26 April 2020. 

During the months following World Leprosy Day (26 January 2020), join churches around the world and hold your own World Leprosy Sunday event at your church or in your small group.

World Leprosy Day is observed globally each year on the last Sunday in January, with the aim of raising awareness and knowledge about leprosy, the fact that it can be cured and to change attitudes that stigmatise and marginalise people affected by the disease.

World Leprosy Day overturning the stigma of leprosy


You and your church or group can help overturn the stigma of leprosy. 

Join many churches and groups across the country and hold your World Leprosy Sunday between 26 January and 26 April 2020 to help overturn the stigma.

Register your interest and download free resources using the buttons on the right. You can also request hard copy of the World Leprosy Sunday resources.

Click here to find World Leprosy Sunday events organised by churches and groups across the country.

In the gospel of Matthew, just after delivering the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is approached by a man with leprosy who kneels before Him and prays for healing.

“Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. ‘I am willing,’ Jesus said. ‘Be clean!’ Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. (Matthew 8:3).”

John and Winnie from Papua New Guinea will be visiting Australia for World Leprosy Sunday events . 

winnie and john

John has been volunteering with The Leprosy Mission PNG over nearly two years. There are many people affected by leprosy in his home village. He helps support his family as well as working with other people affected by leprosy in the area.

Winnifred (Winnie) works with 13 communities in the National Capital District (Port Moresby). She has a background in community facilitation and works with these communities to improve their health and leprosy awareness.

Dr Mary Verghese, Executive Director of The Leprosy Mission Trust India, will also travel to Australia during January and February 2020.


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