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Leprosy
- Surveillance
- Prevention and Control
- PAHO Activities
- Other PAHO Materials
- General Info/Links

What's New

Clinton Global Initiative Video on Neglected Tropical Diseases

PAHO Communicable Disease Research Program (CDR)

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Surveillance

Featured Surveillance Items

Leprosy Detection Rate, 2006
This map (depicted on a PowerPoint slide) shows the detection rate for new leprosy cases in 23 countries of the Americas during the year 2006.
PowerPoint

Situation Report: Leprosy in the Americas, 2007
This 11-page report offers data on the current situation of leprosy (Hansen's disease, hanseniasis) in the Americas, with a data table on 26 countries, a map showing detection rates, and sections with country information on Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Mexico, Paraguay, Santa Lucía, and Venezuela.
lep-sit-reg-2007.pdf

Leprosy in Cuba
This PowerPoint presentation of 39 slides describes the current situation of leprosy in Cuba and the efforts being made to detect, treat, and eliminate the disease. It describes how services are organized and offers statistical information and a map showing incidence in the different parts of the country.
PowerPoint

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Situation Reports

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Situation Report: Leprosy in the Americas, 2007

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Status of Leprosy in the Region of the Americas

Country Profiles

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Leprosy in Cuba

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Leprosy in Ecuador, 2006

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Leprosy Detection Rate 2005

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Leprosy Situation: Region of the Américas, beginning of 2006

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Incidence/Mortality/Case Fatality

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The Burden of Neglected Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean Compared with Some Other Communicable Diseases

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Global Leprosy Situation, 2006

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Leprosy Detection Rate 2005

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Leprosy Detection Rate 2004

Outbreaks

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WHO Disease Outbreak News

Guidelines and Manuals

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Global Strategy for Further Reducing the Leprosy Burden and Sustaining Leprosy Control Activities (2006–2010): Operational Guidelines

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Self-Instruction Course on Health Situation Analysis for Endemic Hansen's Disease (Leprosy)

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Leprosy Elimination Monitoring (LEM): Guidelines for Monitors (2000)

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No Role for Thalidomide in Leprosy

... more Guidelines and Manuals.

Laboratories

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CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety

Quality Control

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CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety

Quality Assurance

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CSP27.R10: Regional Policy and Strategy for Ensuring Quality of Health Care, Including Patient Safety

Maps

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Leprosy Detection Rate, 2006

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Leprosy in Brazil: Epidemiology and Social Aspects

Health Profiles and Data

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The Burden of Neglected Diseases in Latin America and the Caribbean Compared with Some Other Communicable Diseases

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Regional Core Health Data System - Indicators Glossary

Product Types and/or Keywords:
Product Types (register under only one):
Situation Reports, Country Profiles, Forms, Guidelines and Manuals, Health Profiles and Data, Statistical Databases, Other Databases
Keywords (no limit, or key in Product type/s in keyword field for cross-referencing): Surveillance features Leprosy, Annual status reports, Incidence/Mortality/Fatality, Epidemic alert and response, Incidence and disease registries, Outbreaks, Resistance surveillance, Laboratories, Epidemiological surveillance systems, Geographic information systems, Maps, Groups affected, Risk factors/behaviors, Quality control, Quality assurance, Monitoring and Evaluation

Regional Situation

- Data to 2006
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Detection Rate
- 2006
- 2005
- 2004

 

Updates on Brazilian Campaign

- Government backs appeal to end stigma, discrimination
- Less cases, drop in incidence
- Government commitment to eliminating leprosy
 

WHO

- Elimination of Leprosy as a Public-Health Problem
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Leprosy Page
- English
- español
- français

- Global Situation 2005
 

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