Udayan’s Chair, Director & Secretary – Emily R Menon, Dipak Sahu and Dr Sue John, attended the World Leprosy Congress in Hyderabad held in the month of November, 2022.
The congress, held every 3 years, sees over 1500 delegates from around the world meet on the subject of Leprosy, with the ‘who’s who’ from the Leprosy world present at the event.
It presented a great networking opportunity for Udayan and a chance to increase the visibility of the organisation among key agencies within the Leprosy sector.
“It became very clear, from the many papers presented at the conference, that children from leprosy affected families are very vulnerable and ‘overlooked’ in this space, and that the need for education and vocational training is also a neglected area.” Emily Menon said.
“We hope to champion this cause and the work we are doing, so that more people see the importance of investing in this space.” She said.
“The event was very worthwhile, and I feel that we have made some significant connections, both within India and abroad, with key people from the leprosy space. I hope that we can continue attending the congress and promoting the important work that we are doing at Udayan.” said Emily R Menon.