Quality Counseling by Health Care Staff for Giving Supervised Single-Dose Rifampicin to Close Contacts of Index Cases (LPEP)

This best practice describes counseling activities by general health care staff of index cases and their healthy contacts in Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH), a union territory in the western part of India. The counseling resulted in acceptance of single-dose rifampicin (SDR) by 90% of the contacts.  Counseling of a few community leaders by general health care staff and project staff led to garnering support from the community, reduction of stigma, and improved perception. Related tools include: Quality Screening of Contacts of Index Cases in Leprosy Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (LPEP) and  Involvement of General Health Care Staff in Implementation of Leprosy Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (LPEP)