LEPROSY SITUATION IN INDIA India declared elimination of leprosy as a Public health problem in December 2005 indicating that at a national level there were less than 1 per 10,000 cases on treatment (as per the government statistics)
WHO defines elimination of leprosy as a prevalence rate of less than 1 case per 10 000 persons
58.85% of new leprosy cases in the world are in India. .
1.27 lakhs new cases of leprosy were reported in India during 2013-14.
12,043 new cases of leprosy during 2013-14 were children. In 13 states/UT more than 10% of new cases detected were, children .
46845 new cases of leprosy during 2013-14 were women .
A total of 86,000 (0.86 lakh) cases are on record as on 1st April 2014, giving a Prevalence rate (PR) of 0.68 per 10,000 populations. .
Chhattisgarh and Dadra & Nagar Haveli have still not achieved elimination. .
Weekly epidemiological record -5 September 2014, WHO, No. 36, 2014, 89, 389–400, http://www.who.int/lep/situation/en/
 NLEP- ‘ Progress Report for the year 2013-14 ending on 31st March 2014’, Central Leprosy Division, Directorate General of Health Services, New Delhi
We work with individuals and communities disadvantaged by leprosy, irrespective of caste, creed and religion, by addressing their physical, mental, social and spiritual needs to uphold human dignity and eradicate leprosy.