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