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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-02920

World Leprosy Day 2022

Submitted by: John Mason, Glasgow Shettleston, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Thursday, January 27, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Donald Cameron, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Alex Rowley, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber

That the Parliament notes that 30 January 2022 is World Leprosy Day; understands that this event takes place on the last Sunday of January every year; believes that this is an opportunity to raise awareness of a disease that many people are not aware still exists, and that those affected often experience fear and stigma; understands that people affected by leprosy and communicators from leprosy-focused organisations work together to build and develop ways to raise awareness each year on World Leprosy Day; welcomes that, in many countries where leprosy is not present, churches have hosted Leprosy Sunday Services to raise money to help tackle the disease; applauds the work of those advocating for what it sees as this often forgotten disease, particularly the work conducted by The Leprosy Mission Scotland, and hopes for a successful event this year.