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SOCIO-CULTURAL ISSUES IN LEPROSY CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT

@inproceedings{Wong2005SOCIOCULTURALII,
  title={SOCIO-CULTURAL ISSUES IN LEPROSY CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT},
  author={Mee Lian Wong and P Subramaniam},
  year={2005}
}
The priority areas in the leprosy elimination programme are early case detection, case holding and consequently, the prevention of disabilities. In some countries, a significant number of cases do not seek treatment or seek treatment late, partly due to socio-cultural beliefs and stigma about leprosy. We review the literature on socio-cultural beliefs and stigma about leprosy and the intervention programmes that address these beliefs and issues. Socio-cultural dimensions should be incorporated… 

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