Leprosy Control Program

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Vision:    Empowered primary stakeholders in leprosy and eliminated leprosy as a public health problem by 2020

 

Mission:  To ensure the provision of a comprehensive, integrated quality leprosy services at all levels of health care

 

Goal:  To maintain and sustain the elimination status

 

 

Objectives:

The National Leprosy Control Program aims to:

  •           Ensure the availability of adequate anti-leprosy drugs or multiple drug therapy (MDT).
  •           Prevent and reduce disabilities from leprosy by 35% through Rehabilitation and Prevention of Impairments and Disabilities (RPIOD) and SelfCare.
  •           Improve case detection and post-elimination surveillance system using the WHO protocol in selected LGUs.
  •           Integration of leprosy control with other health services at the local level.
  •           Active participation of person affected by leprosy in leprosy control and human dignity program in collaboration with the National Program for Persons with Disability.   
  •           Strengthen the collaboration with partners and other stakeholders in the provision of quality leprosy services for socio-economic mobilization and advocacy activities for leprosy.           

Beneficiaries:

The NLCP targets individuals, families, and communities living in hyperendemic areas and those with history of previous cases.

Global Strategy

(2006-2010)

NLCP Strategy

(2011-2016)  

MDG& NOH

Universal Health Care

(Kalusugang Pangkalahatan)

  • Sustain leprosy control in all endemic countries
  • Provision of Quality Leprosy services at all levels        
  • Governance for Health
  •  Strengthen routine & referral service
  • Health System Strengthening
  • Service Delivery
  • Ensure high quality diagnosis, case management, recording & reporting in all endemic communities
  • Capability building of an efficient, effective, accessible human and facility resources
  • Policy, Standards & Regulations
  • Establish the Sentinel Surveillance System to monitor Drug Resistance
  • Develop policies/ guidelines/ sentinel sites/referral centers (Luzon,Visayas & Mindanao)
  • Human Resources for Health 
  • Develop procedures/ tools that are home/community- based, integrated and locally appropriate for Self Care/POD, rehabilitation services (CBR)
  • Collaborate with NEC/RESU/ PESU / MESU
  • Health Information
 
  • NLAB, NCCL
  • Health Financing
 
  • RA 7277- Rights of PWD & Caregivers
 
 
  • BP 34- Accessibility & Human Rights Law
 
 
  • PhilHealth Insurance Package
 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Manager:

Dr. Francesca C. Gajete

Department of Health-National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (DOH-NCDPC)

Contact Number: 651-78-00 local 2353

Email: francesca_gajete@yahoo.com

 

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