The Pan American Health Organization
Promoting Health in the Americas

 Safe Hospitals

Health Surveillance & Disease Prevention & Control — Communicable Diseases: 
Acute Respiratory Infections - Anthrax - Antimicrobial Resistance - Campylobacter - Chagas -
Cholera - Dengue - Diarrheal/Enteric Diseases - Disease Outbreak News -
Emerging/Reemerging Diseases - Filariasis - Hantavirus - InfluenzaAvian |  Pandemic |  Seasonal - International Health Regulations - Leishmaniasis - Leprosy - Malaria -
Neglected Diseases - Parasitic Diseases - Rabies - Research - Salmonella - Shigella - Smallpox -
Tuberculosis - West Nile Virus  - Yellow Fever  -
Health Analysis & Statistics - Chronic Diseases - Veterinary Public Health

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)

... more items.

Prevention and Control

Featured Prevention and Control Items

I can do it myself! Tips for people affected by leprosy who want to prevent disability
This 40-page illustrated booklet, designed for distribution to patients, gives step-by-step, detailed instructions on how persons affected by leprosy (hansen's disease, hanseniasis) can take the necessary steps to prevent disability and avoid and treat wounds in their eyes, hands and feet themselves, thus empowering them to improve the quality of their life and their health.
lep-SelfCareBooklet.doc lep-SelfCareBooklet.pdf

Consensus Statement on Prevention of Disability (Consensus Development Conference on the Prevention of Disability [POD], Cebu City, Philippines, 13–16 September 2006)
The objectives of the conference were to discuss POD activities in the context of leprosy and other chronic diseases, such as Buruli ulcer, lymphatic filariasis and diabetes; to agree on basic definitions; to agree on a basic, evidence-based approach to POD that is part of routine case management; to agree on the elements of home-based self-care; to agree on methods of monitoring and reporting POD activities; and to agree on priorities for further clinical and operational research in POD. This page contains the executive summary and access to the 9-page statement in PDF, with specific bibliographical references.
lep-consensus-stmt-pod.htm lep-consensus-stmt-pod.doc lep-consensus-stmt-pod.pdf

Global Strategy for Further Reducing the Leprosy Burden and Sustaining Leprosy Control Activities (2006–2010): Operational Guidelines
The Global Strategy for Further Reducing the Leprosy Burden and Sustaining Leprosy Control Activities (2006–2010) has been widely welcomed and endorsed. Its overall goal is to provide access to quality leprosy services for all affected communities following the principles of equity and social justice. The purpose of these Operational Guidelines is to help managers of national health services to implement the new Global Strategy in their own countries. This will be done as they develop detailed policies applicable to their own situation, and revise their National Manual for Leprosy Control. This page offers the executive summary, table of contents, and access to the Guidelines.
lep-global-strat-06-op-gl.htm WHO

... more Prevention and Control Features.

PAHO Resolutions and Regional Mandates

-

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

-

CD47.R18: Health of the Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

-

CD45.R3: Millennium Development Goals and Health Targets

-

CD44.R6: Primary Health Care in the Americas: Lessons Learned over 25 Years and Future Challenges

... more PAHO Resolutions and Mandates.

WHO Resolutions and Global Mandates; Policy Documents

-

Global Plan to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2008–2015

-

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

-

Bauru Consensus for Validating Leprosy Diagnoses in Endemic States in Brazil

-

The Yangon Declaration

... more WHO Resolutions and Global Mandates, Policy Documents.

Global Strategies

-

Global Plan to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2008–2015

-

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

-

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

-

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

... more Global Strategies.

National Programs

-

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)

-

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

-

Ministry of Health of Brazil Launches Instrument to Monitor Leprosy in Each State: The Charters of Elimination

-

Bauru Consensus for Validating Leprosy Diagnoses in Endemic States in Brazil

... more National Programs.

Disease Management Guidelines

-

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

-

No Role for Thalidomide in Leprosy

-

WHO Guidelines for Management of Severe Erythema Nodosum Leprosum (ENL) Reaction

-

Fifth Meeting of the WHO Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Elimination of Leprosy (Yangon, Myanmar, 9–10 February 2003)

... more Disease Management Guidelines.

Quality of Care

-

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

Reports

-

Report of the Seventh Meeting of the WHO Technical Advisory Group on the Elimination of Leprosy (4–5 April 2005)

-

Multidrug Therapy against Leprosy: Development and Implementation over the Past 25 Years

-

Leprosy Elimination Monitoring (LEM) in Brazil, 2003

-

Reports from the Brazilian States for Leprosy Elimination Monitoring (LEM) 2003

... more Reports.

Toolkits

-

Definitions and Terms in Implementation Research and Health Systems Research

-

Bauru Consensus for Validating Leprosy Diagnoses in Endemic States in Brazil

-

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

-

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

Population Groups

-

CD47.R18: Health of the Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

-

Global Appeal to End Stigma and Discrimination against People Affected by Leprosy

-

CD45.R3: Millennium Development Goals and Health Targets

Social Communication (including Health Promotion)

-

I can do it myself! Tips for people affected by leprosy who want to prevent disability

-

Keeping Leprosy Under Control: Caribbean Leprosy Control Managers' Workshop (Georgetown, Guyana, 29 June - 1 July 2005)

-

Brazil Leprosy Campaign Evaluation

-

Leprosy in Brazil: Epidemiology and Social Aspects

Product Types and/or Keywords:
Product Types (register under only one):
Policy Documents, Social communication
Keywords (no limit, or key in Product type/s in keyword field for cross-referencing): Prevention and control features Leprosy, Governing Bodies resolutions, mandates, and policy documents, Disease management guidelines, Treatment, Price of treatment, Reports, Initiatives and programs, Toolkits, Population groups, Gender-based violence, Primary prevention, Secondary prevention, Vector control, Environmental health, Social communication (including health promotion), Advocacy, Training materials, Comprehensive care, Home care, Best practices, Vaccines and Immunizations, Antiretrovirals, Healthy lifestyles, Sexual and reproductive health, National programs, Regional strategies, Subregional strategies, Global strategies, Quality of Care

Regional Situation

- Data to 2006
-

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
-

Leprosy Page
- English
- español
- français

- Global Situation 2005
 

Contact the Program

 

Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization
525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037, United States of America
Tel.: +1 (202) 974-3000 Fax: +1 (202) 974-3663

© Pan American Health Organization. All rights reserved.