Leprosy in India – Latest Picture
The target was to eliminate leprosy in India by 2005. To attain this all agencies working towards leprosy control in India with the help of WHO and the Global Alliance for the Elimination of Leprosy (GAEL) initiated many measures. One of this was the Final Push for leprosy as a strategy initiated by WHO in 1999. What was the result of this and what is the present status in India now? This is of importance if we consider that most of the new cases are detected in India. In a study conducted in Kollam district in Kerala, several alarming trends were noted.