National Leprosy Control Programme (NLCP)

Leprosy is a chronic mildly infectious disease of MSWan mainly involving the skin and nerves which is well known for its deformities (or “disability”) arising from the nerve damage it causes. It is also known as Hansen’s Disease, named after the Norwegian Physician who discovered Mycobacterium leprae as the causative bacterium in 1873. It is believed to be human to human transmission.

The primary aim of the National Leprosy Control Programme is to develop and implement policies and programmes to reduce the transmission of leprosy as well as its associated disabilities