Leprosy elimination

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


Location of the health facilities

This must be in a standardized address format for inclusion in the database. A maximum of five administrative levels can be shown (e.g. State, region, district, sub-district, village). The actual definition and names of the various administrative units may vary between countries and between rural and urban areas. This information is included in the database as a textual equivalent of the geographical coordinates;

Number of Registered Cases

This is the current number of patients attending each health facility. This data is used by the GIS system to indicate the varying point prevalence levels by geographic area, but when combined with historical data can also show how these levels change over time;

Number of New Cases Detected during the Year

When considered together with other essential indicators, this can provide very useful information on the progress of the elimination programme at various geographic levels;

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