National Leprosy Programme Managers' Meeting 13 - 15 February
The Regional Office will hold a regional meeting for National Leprosy Programme Managers from 13-15 February 2012 in Manila, Philippines. The objectives of the meeting are the following:
- To review the epidemiological data and the current status of leprosy control in the Region, and identify areas for improvement to strengthen leprosy control
- To identify priority activities at subnational level focusing on highly endemic provinces and districts to further reduce the leprosy burden and achieve elimination at country level
- To introduce the new leprosy control guidelines and strengthen country-specific activities focusing on reduction of Grade-2 disability due to leprosy through early detection of leprosy cases; and
- To advocate for increased awareness in general public on the importance of reducing stigma attached to leprosy and supporting leprosy control activities through mass media
Meeting recommendations and documents
This section will contain the meeting recommendations, report and photographs.