DIFFICULTES ACTUELLES DE LA LUTTE CONTRE LA LEPRE ET PROPOSITIONS DE RELANCE EN AFRIQUE FRANCOPHONE

Translated title of the contribution: Present difficulties in control of leprosy in French-speaking Africa and proposals for reorganization

M. Nebout, J. Grosset

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Abstract

Until recent years the control of leprosy lied over a semi-specific organisation called 'lutte contre les Grandes Endemies'. Their straterg was based on the facilities of specialist teams practicing systematic medical visits are the track-down, the treatment by monotherapy and the annual control of the patients. With appearance of social and economic difficulties the activity of these services has greatly decreased and the control of leprosy has known a stop in many countries. Also this organisation is no longer fit to the use of new regimens based on multidrug therapy. Solutions are proposed; having in mind the objectives to follow scientific and logistic demands all the facilities. Summary all the facilities should be used without exception and without hesitation: lights move-over teams, fixed centers, educationals facilities, etc... This combination of this facilities and the wish to fight by the population and the health personals could only assure the success of new programs against leprosy.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalActa Leprologica
VolumeNO. 98
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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  • Dermatology

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