28 June 2018 | Geneva -- The World Health Organization will publish its first guidelines on leprosy to support the formulation of national policies on leprosy as well as help clinicians better manage the disease.
The guidelines, part of renewed global efforts to eliminate the disease, have been developed through evidence-based recommendations.
Previous leprosy guidance documents were developed through meeting reports and other technical documents.
26 January 2018 |Geneva| New Delhi –– Despite the availability of free medicines, diagnostics and strong political support the transmission of leprosy infection is continuing.
On World Leprosy Day, the World Health Organization has called on countries, partners and the global community to focus on achieving zero child infection by 2020.
In 2016, nine out of every 100 new infections involved children.
18 September 2017 | Geneva | New Delhi –– The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a modest increase in the number of new leprosy cases during 2016.
The increase – mainly linked to improved active case-finding and enhanced data collection – is part of a recently introduced 'consolidated' online reporting system. A total of 2810 additional cases were notified in 2016 compared with 2015.
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