Leprosy situation in the WHO Western Pacific region
WHO regions are organizational groupings and, while they are based on geographical terms, are not synonymous with geographical areas. Note that the WHO regions are not the same as those of the United Nations.
WHO collects statistics on a regular basis from all member states on the prevailing leprosy situation. This data is prepared by the national programme within the Ministry of Health and includes any information submitted to the MoH from participating non-government organizations (NGOs)
The data available is presented as maps or in tabular format, and includes one or more of the following indicators:
- registered prevalence and new case detection in previous year
- prevalence and detection rates
- prevalence and detection ratios
- proportion of MB, female, child and Grade 2 disability cases in overall new case detection during the previous year
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