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Chronicle, 1952, World Health Organization, Chronicle, 1952, Volume 6 (10): Chronicle of the World Health Organization

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Title: Chronicle, 1952, World Health Organization, Chronicle, 1952, Volume 6 (10): Chronicle of the World Health Organization  
Author: World Health Organization
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Organization, W. H. (n.d.). Chronicle, 1952, World Health Organization, Chronicle, 1952, Volume 6 (10). Retrieved from http://hawaiilibrary.net/


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Brazzaville -- The African Region of the World Health Organization has achieved the Organization=s goal for leprosy elimination, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Ebrahim M. Samba, reports. ABy the end of 2000, leprosy prevalence had dropped to 64,381 cases (i.e. 1.0 per 10,000 population) ... and this means that the elimination goal has been achieved in the Region, says Dr. Samba in his Annual Report to be released on 27 August. The Report will be discussed at the 51st session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa taking place from 27 August to 1 September 2001 in Brazzaville, Congo. AThe achievement of the goal was made possible by the implementation of national leprosy control programmes in all endemic countries, applying WHOrecommended multidrug therapy (MDT) to treat patients, Dr. Samba says. However, these encouraging results at the Regional level mask disparities between countries. AAlthough 31 countries in the Region reached the elimination threshold, the 15 remaining countries will have to intensify activities in order to achieve the leprosy elimination goal. Indeed, seven countries with a prevalence rate of more than two cases per 10,000 population, are among the 12 most endemic countries in the world, Dr Samba adds. He lists other Asignificant achievements in improving the health situation in Africa during the period under review as: substantial progress towards polio case detection and eradication; improved control of tuberculosis (TB) with 55% of countries increasing the level of the Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course (DOTS) by more than 50%: and the implementation of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM)

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