WHO Technical Advisory Group on Leprosy Control, Report on the Thirteenth Meeting, New Delhi, India, 26 November 2015
AbstractThe Thirteenth Meeting of WHO Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on Leprosy Control was organized in New Delhi, on 26 November 2015 to discuss and endorse the draft Global Leprosy Strategy 2016-2020; Accelerating a towards ‘leprosy-free world’ and advise on tools for implementation of the strategy by national programmes. The WHO TAG appreciated the consultative efforts taken by WHO in developing Global Leprosy Strategy 2016- 2020. The strategy was unanimously endorsed by the WHO TAG. The members of WHO TAG recommended a greater focus on “case detection campaigns” in high endemic pockets, data analysis and management of household contacts for achieving the targets set in the Global Leprosy Strategy. WHO TAG recommended WHO Global Leprosy Programme (GLP) to discuss uniform multidrug therapy (U-MDT) and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in leprosy and advise national leprosy programmes on leprosy treatment.
Global Leprosy Programme. (2016). WHO Technical Advisory Group on Leprosy Control, Report on the Thirteenth Meeting, New Delhi, India, 26 November 2015. WHO/SEARO. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/250137
DescriptionReport of the 13th WHO TAG on Leprosy Control, 2015
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