AP State DLO Review Meeting, Tenali, AP


Mr. John K George Addressing the audience

With the objective of Review of the NLEP programme in the state for the year 2015-16 and the perspective of state & respective district NLEP unit on the scope of ILEP agency's involvement to the whole programme, a one day meeting was organised by SWISS EMMAUS LEPROSY RELIEF WORK INDIA in coordination with the State NLEP Society of Andhra Pradesh state. The Platform was also used to bring all the ILEP agencies working on Leprosy issue in the state for a better understanding, smooth coordination and non duplication of programme within the state. Dr. Geetha Prasadini, the Additional Director of Health service along with Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the Joint Director of Health Service presided over the meeting along with Mr. John K George, the CEO of SWISS EMMAUS LEPROSY RELIEF WORK INDIA. One of the uniqueness of the meeting was the inclusion of the department of dermatology from the government medical colleges present in the districts as a part of the NLEP support system and deriving the roles and responsibilities in the NLEP activities for the first time. Out of 7 ILEP agencies working in the state, 6 were participated along with 13 District Leprosy Officers and 7 Dermatologist from respective Medical colleges of the districts.

Addl director, Jt. Dir and ILEP agencies
interacting with Persons affected by Leprosy
(right to Mr. Hemachandu 5 in numbers)

The meeting draws a six point action plan for the state

  • Draft Protocol on the role of Medical College as a Tertiary Referral Center and
  • Include the Department of Dermatology for child case detection and submission of Thesis on Leprosy and its related topics etc.
  • Line Listing of the persons affected with leprosy in the district using SWISS EMMAUS LEPROSY RELIEF WORK INDIA template
  • Issue of ID cards for ILEP agencies working in the state
  • Timely utilization of Grants with the support of the approving authority (The District Collectors) is necessitated for effective implementation of activities. The strategies to be chalked out and the results based activities to be implemented and reviewed.
  • Joint Monitoring Team visits (Twice in a month in coordination with the ILEP Agencies)