Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 2nd, 2001
"By 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", said Samba in his Annual Report released August 27, 2001. The Report was discussed at the 51st session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo.
"The achievement of the goal was made possible by the implementation of national leprosy control programs in all endemic...
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