World Leprosy Day
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World Leprosy Day is observed internationally on January 31 to increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen's Disease.World Leprosy Day is observed to increase the public awareness of leprosy. Leprosy is one of the oldest recorded diseases in the world. It is an infectious chronic disease that targets the nervous system; especially the nerves in the cooler parts of the body - the hands, feet, and face.