National Leprosy Eradication Program (NLEP ). Dr. KANUPRIYA CHATURVEDI. Lesson Objectives. To know about the magnitude of Leprosy problem in India To know about the evolution of Leprosy control/elimination in India To learn about the goals, objectives and strategies for leprosy elimination.
Dr. KANUPRIYA CHATURVEDI
Trend of Leprosy Prevalence & Annual New Case Detection (ANCD) Rates in India
Started in 1955 as NLCP with the objective of early detection of cases and treatment with Dapsone monotherapy
It was made a centrally sponsored programme in 1980
With the advent of Multi Drug Therapy (MDT) for
leprosy the cure rates increased
It was changed into eradication programme in 1983
with the objective of eradicating the disease by the
end of 2000
The ‘elimination’ was defined as attaining a prevalence Rate (PR) of less than 1 case per 10,000 population
Regimen of three drugs – Rifampicin, Clofazimine and Dapsone for 12 months; first dose of each month to be given in presence of HW.
Regimen of two drugs – Rifampicin and Dapsone for 6 months provided in blister packs
Objectives of the rehabilitation plan: