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The leprosy elimination campaign in Jigawa, Nigeria: an opportunity for integration

Integration of leprosy control into the general health services is regarded as an important condition for increasing the accessibility and sustainability of leprosy services. However, it is often difcult to embark on such an integration process. In Jigawa State in Northern Nigeria, the leprosy elimination campaign was used as the initiator and catalyst for the integration process. In this article, this challenging process is described and analysed. Available information is used to identify the constraints that emerged and to assess the consequences of integration for important aspects of leprosy control, such as case detection and case-holding and the accessibility and quality of the provided services. Some lessons from this experience are drawn that can be helpful for integration in other States or countries.

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Abdullah Namadi, Jan Visschedijk, Kefas Samson;
The leprosy elimination campaign in Jigawa, Nigeria: an opportunity for integration; Leprosy Review; 2002; 73; 2; 138-146; DOI: 10.47276/lr.73.2.138
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