Indian Journal of Dermatology

: 1997  |  Volume : 42  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 55--64

National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP)

Sushant Shetty1, J N Shetty2 

Correspondence Address:
Sushant Shetty

This article traces the history of the growth and development of our National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP). The aims, strategy, means of eradication, the organizational structure have been discussed. Since the beginning of this programme, the prevalence rate and disability rate have shown a sharp decline. The number of cases detected and under treatment have also increased. The achievement made has been possible due to an excellent organization of leprosy relief work under NLEP with the active cooperation of the non- governmental organizations. Now that leprosy is on the decline, the need of education and rehabilitation of patients assumes a greater importance.

How to cite this article:
Shetty S, Shetty J. National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP).Indian J Dermatol 1997;42:55-64

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Shetty S, Shetty J. National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP). Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 1997 [cited 2020 Oct 21 ];42:55-64
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