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ADDRESS

Dr K S Baghotia

Hony. Secretary,

Hind Kusht Nivaran Sangh (NHQ),

Red Cross Building,
1 Red Cross Road,

New Delhi-110001 INDIA

Helpline: 1800113056

Email: hknshq@gmail.com

The Hind Kusht Nivaran Sangh (HKNS), the Indian Leprosy Association, registered in 1949 (hereafter referred to as Sangh) is successor of the British Empire Leprosy Relief Association (BELRA), which was founded well back in 1925 with the objectives of serving leprosy afflicted individuals, removing stigma of leprosy from the society and promoting social & research activities in the field of leprosy in India.

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Urban Leprosy Project

  • Collaboration between Hind Kusht Nivaran Sangh and the World Health Organization (WHO) & NLEP under Bangkok declaration

  • Three years project

  • Being implemented in whole of the state of Delhi.

  • Initially in Three districts in 1st Phase

    • East, Northeast and Shahdara

  • Four districts in 2nd  Phase

    • North, Northwest, West and Southwest


The objectives of the project are:
a.: To reduce leprosy burden by reducing Gr 2 disability rate by 35%  by end of the project

  • Improve treatment completion rate to more than 95% in all districts by the end of project

  • Strengthen monitoring of Leprosy program with district level reviews and central registry of patients

  • Involve persons affected for improving referrals

  • To reduce leprosy burden by reducing Gr 2 disability rate by 35%  by end of the project

  • Sensitization and education of patients who are on treatment on the importance of completing the treatment in due time

  • Educating them on self care

  • Providing IEC material to patients and service providers on how to avoid disability

  • Helping patients take appropriate care of wounds

  • Early detection and management of reactions

  • Offering RCS option to patients already affected

  • Sensitization and awareness program in industries, schools and for ASHA


b: Improve treatment completion rate to more than 95% in all districts by the end of project

  • Preparation of a central register at HKNS for all health institution providing treatment of Leprosy

  • Scanning of leprosy registers of various health institution for the defaulter cases

  • Visiting them on their given address and trying to convince them to complete their treatment to improve the treatment completion rate

  • GIS mapping of cases

  • Sensitization and education of  defaulter patients on the importance of completing the treatment in due time

  • Training of laboratory technicians for appropriate lab diagnosis of  Leprosy

  • Sensitization and training of ASHA, and health personals for early detection and treatment completion

  • Setting up a Leprosy helpline – 1800 11 3056

  • A workshop organized on treatment practices


c: Involvement of Persons affected by Leprosy
Active involvement of persons affected by leprosy in

  • Provision of dressing care

  • Provision of MCR Footwear

  • Stigma reduction

Strengthen monitoring of Leprosy program with district level reviews and central registry

  • Preparation of a central register at HKNS for all health institution providing treatment of Leprosy

  • Health officials at state and district level are being sensitized

Sensitization sessions in schools

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