Global Appeal 2011

To End Stigma and Discrimination Against People Affected by Leprosy

Leprosy is a curable disease, yet it continues to stigmatize.

The corollary of this stigma is discrimination, resulting in limited opportunities and social exclusion.

The stigma associated with leprosy is rooted in myths and misconceptions that deserve no place in today’s world.

With awareness and education, this stigma can be challenged.

With education, people affected by leprosy can be empowered to overcome the social and economic barriers that society has placed in their way.

We call for an end to discrimination against people affected by leprosy and their families.

We support their right to live in dignity as full members of the community with equal access to opportunities and enjoying all their human rights.

Global Appeal 2011 to End Stigma and Discrimination Against People Affected by Leprosy List of Signatories (as of 19 January 2011)

Australia Prof. Nicholas Glasgow Dean, The Australian National University Medical School
Prof. Ed Byrne Vice-Chancellor and President, Monash University
Prof. Frederick G. Hilmer President and Vice-Chancellor, University of New South Wales
Austria Prof. Dr. Werner Hasitschka Rector, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Benin Prof. Cossi Norbert Awanou Rector, University of Abomey-Calavi
Brazil Prof. Dr. João Grandino Rodas Rector, University of São Paulo
Bulgaria Prof. Ivan Ilchev Rector, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
Burkina Faso Prof. Hamidou Boly President, Polytechnic University of Bobo-Dioulasso
Cambodia Prof. Lav Chhiv Eav Rector, The Royal University of Phnom Penh
Canada Prof. David Naylor President, The University of Toronto
Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri President and Vice-Chancellor, York University
Chile Prof. Victor L. Pérez Vera Rector, University of Chile
China Prof. Joseph Sung Vice-Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Prof. Lin Jianhua President, Chongqing University
Prof. Chen Guoqing President, Inner Mongolia University
Prof. Tao Zhan President, Jilin University
Prof. Zhou Xuhong President, Lanzhou University
Prof. Chen Jun President, Nanjing University
Prof. Zhou Qifeng President, Peking University
Prof. Daren Huang President, Sun Yat-sen University
Prof. Tashpolat Tiyip President, Xinjiang University
Prof. He Tianchun President, Yunnan University
Costa Rica Mr. John J. Maresca Rector, University for Peace
Czeck Republic Prof. RNDr. Václav Hampl Rector, Charles University
Denmark Prof. Ralf Hemmingsen Rector, University of Copenhagen
Egypt Dr. David D. Arnold President, The American University in Cairo
Prof. Dr. Hossam Kamel President, Cairo University
Ethiopia Prof. Andreas Eshete President, Addis Ababa University
Fiji Prof. Rajesh Chandra Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of the South Pacific
Finland Prof. Thomas Wilhelmsson Rector, University of Helsinki
France Mr. J. Frank Brown Dean, European Institute of Business Administration
Mr. Bruno Mantovani Director, Le Conservatoire de Paris
Germany Prof. Dr. iur. Franz Häuser Rector, University of Leipzig
Prof. Dr. Elmar W. Weiler Rector, Ruhr University Bochum
Ghana Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang Vice Chancellor, University of Cape Coast
Greece Prof. Demosthenes N. Asimakopoulos Rector, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Honduras Dr. Roberto Cuevas Rector, Escuela Agrícola Panamericana-Zamorano
Hungary Dr. József Pálinkás President, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
India Prof. Pradip Narayan Ghosh Vice-Chancellor, Jadavpur University
Prof. B. B. Bhattacharya Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Indonesida Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi Rector, Gadjah Mada University
Prof. Dr. der Soz Gumilar Rusliwa Somantri Rector, University of Indonesia
Prof. Dr. H. Sunaryo Kartadinata Rector, Indonesia University of Education
Israel Prof. Rivka Carmi President, Ben-Gurion University of the Negrev
Italy Prof. Giovanni Notari S.J., Director, Istituto di Formazione Politica “Pedro Arrupe”
Fr. François-Xavier Dumortier S.J., Rector, Pontifical Gregorian University
Jamaica Prof. E. Nigel Harris Vice Chancellor, The University of the West Indies
Japan Prof. Hideoki Ogawa CEO, Juntendo University
Prof. Atsushi Seike President, Keio University
Prof. Shun Korenaga President, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Prof. Kaoru Kamata President, Waseda University
Jordan Prof. Bashir Al Zu’bi Acting President, The University of Jordan
Kenya Prof. George Magoha Vice-Chancellor, University of Nairobi
Latvia Prof. Marcis Auzins Rector, University of Latvia
Madagascar Prof. Abel Andriantsimahavandy President, University of Antananarivo
Malawi Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano Vice-Chancellor, University of Malawi
Malaysia Prof. Tan Sri Dato’ Dr. Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Prof. Ghauth Jasmon Vice Chancellor, University of Malaya
Mali Dr. Fafré Samake Director General, Rural Polytechnic Institute for Training and Applied Research
Mexico Dr. Javier Garciadiego President, El Colegio de Mexico
Mongolia Prof. Dr. Chuluunbaatar Gelegpil Rector and President, Academy of Management
Myanmar Prof. Dr. Than Maung Acting Rector, University of Traditional Medicine
The Netherlands Minister Yvonne C.M.T. van Rooy President, Utrecht University
New Zealand Prof. Steve Maharey Vice-Chancellor, Massey University
Nigeria Prof. Attahiru Muhammad Jega Vice-Chancellor, Bayero University
Norway Prof. Ole Petter Ottersen Rector, University of Oslo
Peru Dr. Ilse Wisotzki Rector, University of Lima
The Philippines Fr. Bienvenido F. Nebres S.J., President, Ateneo de Manila University
Prof. Emerlinda R. Roman President, University of the Philippines
Poland Prof. Karol Musioł Rector, Jagiellonian University
Portugal Prof. Fernando Jorge Rama Seabra Santos Rector, University of Coimbra
Romania Prof. Dr. Ioan Panzaru Rector, University of Bucharest
Russia Prof. Nikolay Mikhaylovich Kropachev Rector, Saint-Petersburg State University
Serbia Prof. Dr. Branko Kovacevic Rector, University of Belgrade
Singapore Prof. Tan Chorh Chuan President, National University of Singapore
Slovakia Assoc. Prof. PhDr. František Gahér Rector, Comenius University in Bratislava
South Africa Prof. Brian P. O’Connell Rector and Vice-Chancellor, University of the Western Cape
Spain Dr. Lucila González Pazos Vice-Chancellor for International Relations, Complutense University of Madrid
Dr. Jaime Oraá Oraá Rector, University of Deusto
Sweden Prof. Anders Hallberg Vice-Chancellor, Uppsala University
Dr. Björn Kjerfve President and Professor, World Maritime University
Switzerland Prof. Jean-Dominique Vassalli Rector, University of Geneva
Prof. Philippe Burrin Director, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Taiwan Dr. Si-Chen Lee President, National Taiwan University
Tanzania Prof. G.C. Monela Vice-Chancellor, Sokoine University of Agriculture
Thailand Prof. Dr. Pongsak Angkasith President, Chiang Mai University
Prof. Pirom Kamolratanakul President, Chulalongkorn University
Clinical Prof. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn President, Mahidol University
Turkey Prof. Dr. Cemal Taluğ Rector, Ankara University
Prof. Dr. Ali Akademir Rector, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University
Uganda Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba Acting Vice-Chancellor, Makerere University
UK Professor Eric Thomas Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Bristol
Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz Vice-Chancellor, The University of Cambridge
Dr David Grant Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University
Professor Edward Acton Vice-Chancellor, University of East Anglia
Professor Michael Arthur Vice-Chancellor, The University of Leeds
Professor Paul Webley Director, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Manchester
Professor Chris Brink Vice-Chancellor, Newcastle University
Professor Janet Beer Vice-Chancellor, Oxford Brookes University
Professor Keith Burnett Vice-Chancellor, The University of Sheffield
Professor Michael Farthing Vice-Chancellor, The University of Sussex
USA Dr. Gene D. Block Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Marye Anne Fox Chancellor, University of California, San Diego
Dr. Ronald J. Daniels President, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Joseph W. Polisi President, The Juilliard School
Dr. William Powers, Jr. President, The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Lawrence S. Bacow President, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Dr. Richard C. Levin President, Yale University
Vietnam Prof. Mai Trong Nhuan President, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

Total 64 countries, 110 Universities