Epidemiological review of leprosy in the Western Pacific Region : 1983-2018
PublisherManila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
This report presents all available historical data for all countries and areas of the Western Pacific Region for last 35 years from 1983 to 2018, together with programmatic and policy milestones. This presents a public health success story for future generations to know and learn from it. Leprosy has been eliminated as a public health problem at the regional level in the Region in late 1980s. The decline was hastened after the introduction of multidrug therapy in mid-1980s and adoption of the World Health Assembly resolution in 1991.
xiii, 144 p.
LicenseCC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO
Contextepidemiology; prevention and control
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