National programme managers for leprosy elimination
Other Titlesreport of an intercountry meeting, Bangkok, Thailand, 15-17 May 2006
AbstractThe South-East Asia (SEA) Region, which traditionally accounted for the highest burden of leprosy worldwide, achieved the goal of elimination of leprosy as a public health problem in December 2005. India, which accounted for the highest burden of leprosy globally and regionally, also achieved the goal in December 2005. The annual intercountry meeting of national programme managers has been useful in reviewing the progress, sharing experiences, identifying constraints and evolving measures to deal with the remaining challenges. With this background, an Intercountry Meeting of National Programme Managers for Leprosy Elimination was organized in Bangkok, Thailand, from 15 to17 May 2006. This report describes the progress of the leprosy elimination programme in Member countries during 2005-2006 and the national plans of action for the 2006-2007 biennium.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2006). National programme managers for leprosy elimination. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/205546