What steps is the WHO taking to reduce the global rate of new cases of leprosy?

Updated: Jun 05, 2020
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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The goal of the WHO by the end of 2015 was to reduce the rate of new cases with grade-2 disabilities worldwide by at least 35%. This was carried out by enforcing activities to decrease the delay in diagnosing the disease and actuate treatment with multidrug therapy. This also reduced transmission of the disease in the community. [4]


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