The 61st World Leprosy Day was celebrated on Sunday 26 January. An opportunity to review treatment for the disease and to promote the rights of those it has affected, especially in India, Brazil and Indonesia. Ordre de Malte France, in the vanguard in treating and assisting leprosy patients, organized a campaign to finance research on 24, 25 and 26 January. Some ten thousand volunteers took to the French streets to collect funds. Last year 740,000 euro were raised during the same initiative.