THE NATIONAL LEPROSY ERADICATION PROGRAMME

NLEP is a centrally sponsored Health Scheme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India. The Programme is headed by the Deputy Director of Health Services (Leprosy) under the administrative control of the Directorate General Health Services Govt. of India. While the NLEP strategies and plans are formulated centrally, the programme is implemented by the States/UTs. The Programme is also supported as Partners by the World Health Organization, The International Federation of Anti-leprosy Associations (ILEP) and few othe Non-Govt. Organizations.

National Leprosy Eradication in UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli
National Leprosy Control Programme (NLCP) in the UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli was started from 1955. With the advent of MDT (Multi Drug Treatment) this National Programme was re-designated as National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) in the year 1983. In _________ MDT was introduced. During 2013-14 Special Activity Plan carried out in the entire UT, during this activity total ____________ new leprosy cases detected. Prevalence Rate of State is _____________ population in August 2014 which is highest in the India.

Strategy - Leprosy Elimination in India
    1. Decentralized integrated leprosy services through General Health Care system.
    2. Early detection & complete treatment of new leprosy cases.
    3. Carrying out house hold contact survey in detection of Multibacillary (MB) & child cases.
    4. Early diagnosis & prompt MDT, through routine and special efforts.
    5. Involvement of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) in the detection & complete treatment of Leprosy cases for leprosy work.
    6. Strengthening of Disability Prevention & Medical Rehabilitation (DPMR) services.
    7. Information, Education & Communication (IEC) activities in the community to improve self reporting to Primary Health Centre (PHC) and reduction of stigma.
    8. Intensive monitoring and supervision at Primary Health Centre/Community Health Centre.

Leprosy Post Exposure Prophylaxis
The UT of Dadra & Naagar Haveli has lunch Leprosy Post-Exposure-Prophylaxis (LPEP) project with collaboration between the Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development, the Netherlands Leprosy Relief and other International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations (ILEP) partners, Erasmus University Medical Center and National Leprosy Control Programme (NLCP). The aims at reducing leprosy transmission in the state by offering a preventative treatment for contact persons of newly diagnosed patients to decrease their risk of developing leprosy.