Leprosy Control Programme

Nepal has achieved the elimination of leprosy as a public health problem in December 2009 and declared elimination in 2010. Department of Health Services acknowledged the achievement as one of the major success stories of the health sector in the past decades. Although significant progress has been made in reducing the disease burden at national level, sustaining the achievement & further reducing the disease burden through delivering quality leprosy services still remain as major challenge.

After meeting the elimination target at national level, the national strategy was revised to “Sustain Quality Leprosy Services and Further Reduce the Disease Burden due to Leprosy in Nepal: 2011-2015″ based on the “Enhanced Global Strategy for Further Reducing the Disease Burden Due to Leprosy: 2011-2015″ and the updated national Operational Guideline is developed based upon WHO guideline. The main principles of leprosy control are based on early detection of new cases and timely treatment with multi-drug therapy (MDT) through integrated health services. Major target for 2020 is to reduce grade II disability below 1 per million.


  • To eliminate leprosy (Prevalence Rate below 1 per 10,000 population) and further reduce disease burden at district level
  • To reduce disability due to leprosy
  • To reduce stigma in the community against leprosy
  • To provide high quality service for all persons affected by leprosy
  • To integrate leprosy in the integrated health care delivery set-up for provision of quality services

If you wish to find out more about the program, contact any of the following health facilities nearest to you -

District Health Office

District Hospital

Primary Health Care Centre

Health Posts

Programme Implemented by

Leprosy Control Division (LCD)

Department of Health Services (DoHS)

Teku, Kathmandu

T : 01-4262009

F : 01-4248535

W: http://www.lcd.gov.np

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