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Disability Prevention & Medical Rehabilitation: Operational Guidelines
Posted on 23 July 2012 by
These revised Guidelines produced by the National Leprosy Eradication Programme of the Central Leprosy Division of the Government of India replace those published in 2007 having been made appropriate to the anti-leprosy activities outlined in the 12th plan, effective for the period 2012 - 2017.
In line with the current global strategy to reduce the number of new cases of leprosy that are detected with a disability, one of the major objectives of the National Leprosy Eradication Programme is to prevent disabilities due to leprosy. In recent years almost 3% of new cases presented with a disability in India. A major part of these Guidelines focus on this for the three levels of health care: primary, secondary and tertiary.
Also as there are estimated to about nearly a million people with disabilities caused by leprosy living in India, these Guidelines provide comprehensive information on care and rehabilitation for these individuals. State Leprosy Co-ordinators and representatives of NLEP, ILEP and Novartis worked together to put these Guidelines into a unified format.
NB: The Disability Prevention & Medical Rehabilitation: Operational Guidelines for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Level Care are 13.7 MB: If you would like a copy e-mailed to you please write to firstname.lastname@example.org