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Research priorities

 

In 2011, the ILEP Technical Commission produced a research agenda of 20 topics for leprosy. On the basis of this agenda and results from a survey among field partners (including persons affected by leprosy) 5 research areas were selected as main priorities. The projects should aim to:

 

1. EARLY DETECTION

Promote and enable early detection of leprosy >>>

 

2. NERVE FUNCTION IMPAIRMENT AND REACTIONS

Promote prevention, early detection and effective treatment of nerve function impairment (NFI) and reactions >>>

 

3. INCLUSION 

Promote inclusion of persons affected by leprosy in society >>> 

 

4. PREVENTION OF DISABILITY 

Improve the coverage of prevention of disability activities and their integration in national programmes and integrated wound and limb care programmes >>>

 

5. INTERRUPT TRANSMISSION 

Test methods and tools to interrupt the transmission and incidence of leprosy, including increasing the coverage of effective contact management and chemoprophylaxis >>>

 

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