Report on leprosy and its control in India
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Published by Govt. of India Press in New Delhi .
Written in English


  • Leprosy -- India

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Edition Notes

At head of title: Government of India. Central Advisory Board of Health.

Statementby the Committee appointed by the Central Advisory Board of Health (1941).
LC ClassificationsRC154.7I6 I5
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 70 p., [2] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages70
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21819404M

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  An innovative, interdisciplinary study of why leprosy, a disease with a very low level of infection, has repeatedly provoked revulsion and fear. Rod Edmond explores, in particular, how these reactions were refashioned in the modern colonial period. Beginning as a medical history, the book broadens into an examination of how Britain and its colonies responded to the believed spread of leprosy.   India was officially declared to have eliminated leprosy in when new cases fell to less than 1 , yet India still accounts for the largest number of leprosy affected people in the Author: Vineeta Shanker.   By the ‘Committee on Leprosy and its Control in India’, which produced the government-commissioned Report on Leprosy and its Control, was able to relate that leprosy was ‘generally accepted’ as ‘a communicable disease caused by a micro-organism’. 17 While the extent to which poor diet and housing, over-crowding, poverty and Cited by: 7. In , the National Leprosy Control Programme was launched to achieve control of leprosy through early detection of cases and dapsone monotherapy on an ambulatory basis.

  Introduction. Although eliminated from most of the countries where it was considered a public-health problem, leprosy—a chronic infection caused by Mycobacterium leprae—is still present in countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin the introduction of multidrug therapy in as a response to resistance to dapsone,1, 2 the duration of treatment for leprosy reduced, and lower. The National Leprosy Control Programme was launched by the Govt. of India in Multi Drug Therapy came into wide use from and the National Leprosy Eradication Programme was introduced in Since then, remarkable progress has been achieved in reducing the disease burden. India achieved the goal set by the National Health Policy. The National Leprosy Eradication Programme is a centrally sponsored Health Scheme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. The Programme is headed by the Deputy Director of Health Services under the administrative control of the Directorate General Health Services Govt. of India. While the NLEP strategies and plans are.   Leprosy, otherwise known as Hansen’s disease, is an infectious disease caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium chronic nervous system disease “mainly affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, mucosal surfaces of the upper respiratory tract and the eyes,” according to the World Health Organization The first symptoms of leprosy are often eye damage, painless ulcers or.

In Europe, leprosy first appeared in the records of ancient Greece after the army of Alexander the Great came back from India and then in Rome in 62 B.C. coinciding with the return of Pompeii's troops from Asia Minor. Throughout its history, leprosy has been feared and misunderstood.   Introduction. Leprosy is the leading infectious cause of disability. 1 Prevalence has fallen substantially in the past 50 years, 2 but transmission continues and leprosy remains a public health problem. 3 Various hindrances remain to reducing this prevalence further. The mode of transmission of leprosy is not well understood, although it is probably person to person via nasal droplets. 4 How. In spite of these medical advances, India has long had leprosy as a ground for discrimination on its statute books – whether it relates to permitting the segregation and detention of persons.   World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January each year. Established in by French philanthropist Raoul Follereau, it aims to raise awareness about leprosy (now called Hansen’s disease) and teach people about this ancient disease and that it is easily curable today. While rare in the United States, many people around the world continue to suffer from this curable disease.