Join us to help overturn the stigma of leprosy

World Leprosy Sunday 2020

World Leprosy Sunday 2020 – 26 Jan to 26 Apr 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.

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You and your church or group can help stop others from suffering like Kashi did and 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).”

Kashi is one of those people following Christ’s footsteps caring for those affected by leprosy.


As a person affected by leprosy, Kashi was once rejected, isolated and discriminated. But he’s now spent the last 28 years working at The Leprosy Mission Anandaban Hospital in Nepal. Binding their wounds, cleaning their ulcerated feet and treating them with compassion and love.

You can read more about Kashi’s story here. 



Dr Famkima Darlong is head of Healthcare at The Leprosy Mission Trust India.

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He oversees the healthcare for all 14 Leprosy Mission hospitals in India and sees his profession as “a calling from God for his glory”.

Dr Famkima is also visiting Australia as part of World Leprosy Sunday. You can read more about his story here. 


Listen to Dr Famkima’s interview on 96ThreeFM. 

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