World Leprosy Day is an annual awareness day observed on the last Sunday in January. It aims to raise awareness of Hansen's disease, also known as leprosy. The day was first observed in 1954.
Estimated 100 million children grow up on urban streets around the world and this phenomenon is more prevalent in economically unstable and developing countries in Eastern Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia. Street Children's Day, started by Austrian organization Jugend Eine Welt, raises public awareness of this problem.