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Minimal essential data to document contact tracing and single dose rifampicin (SDR) for leprosy control in routine settings

Richardus, J. H. and Kasang, C. and Mieras, L. and Anand, S. and Bonenberger, M. and Ignotti, E. and Barth-Jaeggi, T. and Greter, H. and Tiwari, A. and Cavaliero, A. and Steinmann, P.. (2018) Minimal essential data to document contact tracing and single dose rifampicin (SDR) for leprosy control in routine settings. Leprosy review, 89. pp. 2-12.

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Abstract

In leprosy control there is a renewed interest in active case finding, which
is increasingly being combined with chemoprophylactic interventions to try and
reduce
M. leprae
transmission. The Leprosy Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (LPEP)
programme, currently ongoing in eight endemic countries, pilots the provision of
single-dose rifampicin (SDR) to eligible contacts of leprosy patients. LPEP has
developed a surveillance system including data collection, reporting and regular
monitoring for every participating country. This system is still largely programme-
specific to LPEP. To facilitate continuity after completion of the project phase and
start-up in other interested countries, we aim at identifying the minimal set of data required to appropriately document contact tracing activities and SDR administration
for leprosy control in a routine setting.
We describe four indicators for the index case (plus four already routinely
collected) and seven indicators for household/neighbour screening, and community
surveys. We propose two generic forms to capture all relevant information required at
field and district level to follow-up on individuals or data if needed, provide guidance
on the sequence of tasks, provide quality control by listing key questions to assess
SDR eligibility, and facilitate reporting. These generic forms have to be adapted to
local requirements in terms of layout, language, and additional operational indicators.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Swiss Centre for International Health > Health Systems Support (Prytherch)
UniBasel Contributors:Steinmann, Peter and Barth-Jaeggi, Tanja and Greter, Helena
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:LEPRA
ISSN:0024-1032
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Last Modified:05 Mar 2019 14:44
Deposited On:05 Mar 2019 14:44

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