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    • Leprosy: overcoming the remaining challenges 

      World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (‎SEA-GLP-2014.3, 2015-04)‎
      Leprosy as a public health problem was eliminated at the national level by most countries by the end of 2005. In the post-elimination phase of leprosy control, prevalence has decreased gradually, but the new case detection has remained at the same level in at least 18 high-endemic countries for leprosy, which reported more than 1000 new cases annually. The stagnation is more pronounced between 2008-2012. Stagnation in leprosy control was attributed to many technical and operational challenges prevailing in the 18 high-endemic countries. WHO with ...