MCSWA / Campaign / National Leprosy Eradication Programme
The Central Leprosy Division of the government of India through the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has seek active participation of NGO in executing various activities in leprosy in different endemic rural as well as urban areas of the country as deemed necessary by the State Government. National Leprosy Eradication Program (NLEP) is one of the major health programs in India. A core committee was constituted by the Central Leprosy Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in December 2012 comprising of key stakeholders to proposed new based schemes on Leprosy. The committee has proposed 8 schemes based on the needs of NLEP and the strength of the NGOs. The purpose of these schemes is to involve NGOs and subsequently build partnership with them under National Leprosy Eradication Programme.(NLEP).
Scheme 6 Under NLEP is essentially a collaborative effort of partnering with the community for elimination of Leprosy by ensuring early detection of Leprosy cases. It also focuses on reduction of stigma towards leprosy and leprosy patient in the community
Scheme 6 under the NLEP has been continue to implement at Mihmyntdu Community Social Welfare Association (MCSWA) with effect from 1st of September 2015 till March 2020 where two social workers were being assigned to work in three blocks of West Jaintia Hills: Thadlaskein, Laskein, Amlarem Blocks
The following are the Activities taken up under this Community meeting: