SDR-PEP Resources and Tools
Single Dose Rifampicin Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (SDR-PEP) is a preventative treatment for leprosy that can be used to stop the transmission of leprosy to close contacts of leprosy patients. The treatment consists of a single dose of the antibiotic rifampicin (SDR).
This page features resources and tools from GPZL and partners with information for National Leprosy Programme Managers and implementing partners to inform their approach to SDR-PEP.
This document provides guidance on how to implement contact screening and chemoprophylaxis with single-dose rifampicin. The contents are logically ordered: counselling and obtaining consent, identification and listing of index case, listing of contacts, tracing of contacts, screening of contacts, administration of prophylactic drugs. Managerial aspects to undertake contact screeninig and chemoprophylaxis are also elaborated, including planning , training , supervision and drug management. Visit site