Monday 13 January 2014

Global strategies for the elimination of leprosy

Of the various ‘ancient diseases’, one of the longest lasting (and arguably notorious) is leprosy (leprosy was recognized in the ancient civilizations of China, Egypt and India). Notwithstanding its long history, the disease is one that should be relatively straightforward, with tangible political support, to eliminate as a global health concern. The current strategy is being implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO).

In a new paper, Tim Sandle reviews this strategy and additionally considers some of the current research into leprosy, focused on the areas of diagnosis and treatment.

The reference is:

Sandle, T. (2013). Global Strategies for Elimination of Leprosy: A Review of Current Progress, Journal of Ancient Diseases & Preventive Remedies, 1 (4): e112. doi: 10.4172/2329-8731.1000e112

For a copy of the paper, please contact Tim Sandle

Posted by Tim Sandle

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