Global Appeal 2010
To End Stigma and Discrimination against People Affected by Leprosy
People affected by leprosy often say that dealing with society’s attitudes toward the disease is harder than dealing with the disease itself.
Leprosy is curable, yet the problems brought on by leprosy don’t end when the treatment is complete.
Many people with the disease remain marginalized because stigma an discrimination restrict opportunities for education, training and work.
We believe that people affected by leprosy have the same rights as everyone else, and deserve the same opportunities as everyone else.
We support the principle of social integration and economic empowerment of people affected by leprosy.
Signatories for Global Appeal 2010
|Mr. Roger Agnelli||CEO, Vale|
|Mr. Mukesh D. Ambani||Chairman & Managing Director, Reliance Industries Ltd.|
|Sir Richard Branson||Chairman, Virgin Management Ltd.|
|Mr. Philippe Camus||Co-Managing Partner, Lagardère SCA|
|Mr. Chang Zhenming||Vice Chairman & President, CITIC Group|
|Mr. Fujio Cho||Chairman, Toyota Motor Corporation|
|Mr. Keshub Mahindra||Chairman, Mahindra Group|
|Mr. Mikio Sasaki||Chairman, Mitsubishi Corporation|
|Mr. Louis Schweitzer||Honorary Chairman and President, Renault|
|Mr. Ratan N. Tata||Chairman, Tata Group|
|Mr. Kan Trakulhoon||President and CEO, The Siam Cement Group|
|Mr. Tsuneji Uchida||President & COO, Canon Inc.|
|Dr. Daniel Vasella||Chairman & CEO, Novartis AG|
|Mr. William C. Weldon||Chairman & CEO, Johnson & Johnson|
|Prof. Muhammad Yunus||Managing Director, Grameen Bank|
|Yohei Sasakawa||Chairman of The Nippon Foundation, Japan;
WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Leprosy Elimination