Evolution and milestones of leprosy control programme in Nepal


Evolution and milestones of leprosy control programme in Nepal: The establishment of the Khokana Leprosarium in the nineteenth century was the beginning of organized leprosy services in Nepal. Key leprosy control milestones since 1960 are:

  • 1960: Leprosy survey by Government of Nepal in collaboration with WHO
  • 1966:  Pilot project to control leprosy launched with Dapsone monotherapy
  • 1982 :  Introduction of multi-drug therapy (MDT) in leprosy control programme
  • 1987 :  Integration of vertical leprosy control programme into general basic health
  • services
  • 1991 : National leprosy elimination goal set
  • 1995 :  Focal persons (TB and leprosy assistants [TLAs]) appointed for districts and regions
  • 1996 : All 75 districts were brought into MDT programme
  • 1999/2000–2001/02 : Two rounds of National Leprosy Elimination Campaign (NLEC) implemented
  • 2008 : Intensive efforts made for achieving elimination at the national level
  • 2009 and 2010 :  Leprosy elimination achieved and declared at the national level
  • 2011 : National Leprosy Strategy (2011–2015)
  • 2012-2013 : Elimination sustained at national level and national guidelines, 2013 (2070) revised
  • 2013-2014 :  Mid-term evaluation of implementation of National Leprosy Strategy (2011-2015)
  • 2014-2015 :  Ministry of Health designated LCD as the Disability Focal Unit
  • 2017 :  Policy, Strategy and 10 Years Action Plan on Disability Management (Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation) 2073-2082 developed and disseminated. 

Source of Info: Annual report of the Department of Health Services (DoHS) 2073/74 (2016/2017)

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