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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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PAHO Activities

PAHO Programs

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PAHO Communicable Disease Research Program (CDR)

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Health Surveillance and Disease Prevention and Control at PAHO

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Communicable Disease Prevention and Control at PAHO: Aims, Strategies and Lines of Action

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Hansen's Disease in Brazil

Operations Research

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Definitions and Terms in Implementation Research and Health Systems Research

Conferences/Meetings Documents

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Health discusses actions to eliminate and control Hansen’s disease: National Evaluation & Monitoring Meeting, National Program for the Elimination and Control of Hansen’s Disease (Brasilia, 23–25 July 2007)

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A Turning Point 2007: Report of the Global Partners' Meeting on Neglected Tropical Diseases (Geneva, Switzerland, 19-20 April 2007)

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Consensus Statement on Prevention of Disability (Consensus Development Conference on the Prevention of Disability [POD], Cebu City, Philippines, 13–16 September 2006)

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Eighth Meeting of the WHO Technical Advisory Group on Leprosy Control (Aberdeen, Scotland, 21 April 2006)

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PAHO Events

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Leprosy Cases in Brazil Drop by 24.27% in Two Years

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Hospital Fair: Ministry of Health of Brazil Participates in Launching Telemedicine and Virtual Man Projects to Control Leprosy

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Tribute Paid to Doctor Diltor Vladimir Araújo Opromolla, Symbol of the Fight against Hansen's Disease (4th Expoepi, Brasilia, 23 November 2004)

Other Events

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Successful Experiences in Disease Control in Brazil Presented at Expoepi (Brasilia, 23-26 November 2004)

Courses and Seminars

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Hospital Fair: Ministry of Health of Brazil Participates in Launching Telemedicine and Virtual Man Projects to Control Leprosy

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

Product Types and/or Keywords:
Product Types (register under only one):
Conferences/Meetings Documents, PAHO Events, Other Events
Keywords (no limit, or key in Product type/s in keyword field for cross-referencing): Activities features Leprosy, PAHO programs, Built Environments, Research projects, Operations research, Community-based projects, Workplans, Training materials, Courses and seminars

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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