Dr. Nanri Takahiro, notes the need for the abolition of laws that discriminate in virtue of leprosy

Dr. Nanri Takahiro is the Executive Director, of Sasakawa Health Foundation and a lecturer at Atomi University, Tokyo, Japan. Sasakawa Health Foundation (SHF) was established in 1974 with the goal of eradicating Hansen’s disease, also known as leprosy, from the world. His area of expertise is in community development, public participation, management of non-profit organizations, etc. He has previously served as a Vice-Chairperson of Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy (GPZL), Program Advisor and Program Director at The Nippon Foundation (Tokyo, Japan), Steering Committee Member of Japan Alliance on Global Neglected Tropical Diseases (JAGntd), Board Member of Japan Society of Social Design Studies, etc.