World over, the 30th of January is celebrated as Leprosy Eradication Day. Multi Drug Therapy or MDT is the watchword for treatment of Leprosy – also known as Hansen’s disease.
In 1991, the World Health Organization established a wishful protocol to eliminate Hansen’s Disease by the year 2000. Not all nations were able to achieve this.
There is great scope, however, for treatment and eradication. Sources reveal >200,000 cases worldwide, every year. MDT is a very important tool to keep a check on this disease, particularly if supplemented by early detection.
We hope that health professionals world over can, on Leprosy Eradication Day pledge once more to work towards this cause.
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