Diseases & National Health Programme
All are true about Effective leprosy control prog except? (DNB June 09)
|A||High new case detection rate|
|B||Increasing no of children affected|
|C||Decreased type 2 disability|
|D||Reduction in the default rate|
Leprosy stands eliminated from the country at the national level since December 2005. WHO has now adopted a global strategy for further reducing the leprosy burden and sustaining leprosy control activities (2006-2010), the main elements of which are as follows:
a. Sustain leprosy control activities in all endemic countries
b. Use case detection as the main indicator to monitor progress
c. Ensure high quality diagnosis, case management, recording & reporting in all endemic communities
d. Strengthen routine and referral services
e. Develop tools and procedures that are home / community based, integrated and locally appropriate for the prevention of disabilities / impairments and for provision of rehabilitation services.
Increasing number of children being affected denote a high level of transmission in the community which is definitely not the objective of an effective control program. (Option B). All other options are correct.