Quality Screening of Contacts of Index Cases in Leprosy Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (LPEP)

No contacts with contraindications should receive SDR. After setting criteria for quality screening, paramedical workers and local social health activists in Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH) in western India conducted house visits of persons newly diagnosed with leprosy. Structured training programs for general healthcare staff allowed for quality implementation of PEP through the administration of SDR to the right contacts. As a result of the quality screening of contacts, suspected cases of leprosy were confirmed, DNH’s number of new cases decreased, and the acceptance of PEP-SDR increased.

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