Monday, February 11, 2019

(LML) A New Atlas of Leprosy (Revised and Updated)

Leprosy Mailing List – February 11,  2019
Ref.:    (LML) A New Atlas of Leprosy (Revised and Updated)
From:  Aya Tobiki, Tokyo, Japan

Dear Pieter,

We would be grateful if you could post this to introduce A New Atlas of Leprosy (Revised and Updated).

Arry Pongtiku mentioned in his post on January 18 that it would be useful to have an illustrative book of leprosy (atlas) for nurses/leprosy field workers.

Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation has recently published a revised and updated edition of "A New Atlas of Leprosy" with photographs and descriptions to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of leprosy. The original "Atlas of Leprosy" was published in 1981 and was followed by "A New Atlas of Leprosy" in 2002.

"A New Atlas of Leprosy (Revised and Updated)" brings the contents in line with the WHO Guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of leprosy, published in 2018, and with the WHO's Global Leprosy Strategy 2016 – 2020 "Accelerating towards a leprosy-free world" and its Operational Manual. Specifically, the text takes into account the following: WHO guidelines on what constitutes multi- and pauci-bacillary leprosy; WHO recommendations for treating leprosy with
multidrug therapy (MDT); disability grading of leprosy; and WHO guidelines on chemoprophylaxis.

If you are interested to receive copies of the Atlas (currently available in English and Hindi versions), please contact Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation for more details.

Aya Tobiki
Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation
Aya Tobiki
          Chief Programme Officer, International Programme Division
Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation 
Nippon Zaidan Bldg. 5F, 1-2-2 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0052, Japan
Tel. 81-3-6229-5379(Dir.)   URL

LML - S Deepak, B Naafs, S Noto and P Schreuder
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