Over 20 years after meeting WHO’s elimination target, Nigeria still struggles to curtail leprosy

Despite achieving the elimination target of the World Health Organisation (one case per 10,000 population) in the year 2000 through the implementation of the global health agency’s recommended strategies, leprosy remains a disease of public health concern in Nigeria with over 3,500 new diagnoses annually and many patients battling disability, stigma and discrimination. LARA ADEJORO…

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