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World Leprosy Day

4 February, 2019

Dear HIFA Colleagues, [*see note below]

The theme of this year’s World Leprosy Day (Sunday 27 January) is ending discrimination, stigma and prejudice.

DYK the majority of people affected by leprosy are believed to experience some form of stigma and discrimination. Up to half of them will face mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety.

Visit the Infolep portal for an overview of the latest research publications<https://www.leprosy-information.org/keytopic/world-leprosy-day-2019> about those issues.

Infolep is the international knowledge center for access to information resources on leprosy and related subjects. The Infolep portal<http://www.leprosy-information.org/> offers access to over 28,500 publications. Infolep provides a monthly e-newsletter featuring the most recent publications. The information officer offers library services such as access to subscription-only articles, and assistance with literature research. Infolep is a free service available for use by anyone. It provides scientists, professionals, and others working in the field of leprosy with knowledge and information to support their daily work.

With kind regards,

Jiske Erlings

Jiske Erlings

Medewerker InfoLep / Information Officer

Infolep Leprosy Information Services


Postbus / P.O. Box 95005

1090 HA Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Tel: +31 20 5950530

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Email: J.Erlings@Leprastichting.NL<mailto:J.Erlings@Leprastichting.NL>

Web: www.leprosy-information.org<http://www.leprosy-information.org>

HIFA profile: Jiske Erlings is an information officer at the Netherlands Leprosy Relief. Professional interests: Leprosy, Neglected tropical diseases, mHealth, open access, stigma, human rights, inclusive development, disease mapping, empowerment, self-care. j.erlings AT leprastichting.nl

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