Goodhee Ambassador of Leprosy Eradication Yohei Sasakawa (Winner of Gandhi Peace Prize in 2018), Sasakawa Leprosy (Hansens Disease) Initiative, National Leprosy Eradication Program (NLEP) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at WHO before Anti-Leprosy Day on 30 January India on Thursday launched a flipchart related to leprosy for a jointly recognized social worker (ASHA).

Asha workers are the backbone of primary healthcare in India. Without any noise, these health workers are actively engaged in bringing primary health to the marginalized people in the society. Asha workers are playing an important role in the early investigation of leprosy across the country. She goes door-to-door to examine people with leprosy symptoms and suggests them to visit the nearest government health center for confirmation.