Regional goal and objectives


All countries of the Region achieve and sustain leprosy elimination at the national level and further reduce the burden of leprosy with substantial reductions in annual new case detections.


  • All countries of the Region achieve and sustain elimination at the national level;
  • For large countries, wherever appropriate, achieve sub-national elimination as determined by such countries;
  • Progressively reduce annual new case detections through timely case detection, prompt treatment and achievement of high cure rates, and
  • Ensure and sustain quality leprosy services.

World Health Organization

Regional Office for South-East Asia
World Health House
Indraprastha Estate
Mahatma Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 110 002, India
Telephone: +91-11-23370804, 23370809-11