Leprosy Post Exposure Prophylaxis

Together with the Ministry of Health, NLR has started the LPEP (Leprosy Post- Exposure Prophylaxis) project in three districts Jhapa, Morang and Parsa. By providing family members, neighbors and friends of leprosy patients with one tablet of rifampicin (antibiotic), they have 60% reduced chance of getting leprosy. The project is successful: so far 26860 contacts of leprosy patients have received the prophylaxis. The project period is 2015 – 2017 and the project is fully financed by Novartis Foundation