Saturday, January 5, 2019

(LML) Early detection is the critical part

Leprosy Mailing List – January 5,  2019
Ref.:    (LML) Early detection is the critical part
From:  Francesca Gajete, Manila, Philippines

Dear Pieter,

We do agree with Professor Cairn Smith that early detection and treatment is a very crucial component of leprosy control program particularly in countries such as the Philippines where leprosy is no longer considered a public health problem and has less priority among NTDs. Yet we still find cases of Grade 2 Disabilities in some pocket areas wherein case finding is no longer considered by program managers.

We have been pushing with the academe particularly among Medical, Nursing, Medical Technology and Midwifery schools to include the Series 1 & Series 2 e-Learning Modules in Leprosy developed by the NLCP for GLP in 2012.

It is with high hopes that this subject be discussed at the plenary as a continuum of the Bangkok Declaration during the 20th International Leprosy Conference in Manila, Philippines, September 2019

With best regards,

Dr Francesca Cando Gajete

LML - S Deepak, B Naafs, S Noto and P Schreuder
Contact: Dr Pieter Schreuder <<

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