Disproportionate impact of the COVID- 19 pandemic on persons affected by leprosy and their family members: root causes, consequences and the way to recovery


Published:
8 April 2021
Author:
Special Rapporteur on leprosy
Presented:
To the Human Rights Council (47th session, June 2021)
Report symbol and links:
A/HRC/47/29
Factsheet (English)

Summary

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, Alice Cruz, addresses the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on persons affected by leprosy and their family members, exploring the underlying causes and offering constructive recommendations for an inclusive recovery.

Inputs received

A survey carried out with States, civil society organizations, and persons affected by leprosy informed this report.

The following States and civil society organizations provided written contributions to the preparation of the report.

States