6 September 2018 · World Health Organization
Global leprosy update, 2017: reducing the disease burden due to leprosy
The modus operandi for leprosy control in all the WHO global strategies over the past 3 decades has been detection of all cases and prompt treatment with multidrug therapy (MDT). As the global target has been reached in all but a few countries, the most recent strategy indicates a shift from “elimination of leprosy as a public health problem” to reduction of the disease burden, measured as a reduction in grade-2 disabilities (G2D) among new cases and new cases in children.
Read more and see the latest 2017 data in No. 35, Vol. 93 of the Weekly Epidemiological Record.