Leprosy situation in Nigeria.

@article{Udo2013LeprosySI,
  title={Leprosy situation in Nigeria.},
  author={S. Udo and J. Chukwu and J. Obasanya},
  journal={Leprosy review},
  year={2013},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={
          229-37
        }
}
  • S. Udo, J. Chukwu, J. Obasanya
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Leprosy review
  • With an annual new case detection of 4000 people, a Grade 2 disability rate of 12%, and nearly 10% child ratio among new cases, leprosy remains a disease of public health importance in Nigeria. Faced with the reality of low endemicity; a declining budgetary allocation to leprosy control; and a pervasive loss of expertise; it is necessary for Nigeria to re-organise its leprosy control services to further reduce the burden of the disease and ensure quality care to people affected by leprosy. 
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