PEP4LEP blog on skin camps

The PEP4LEP project aims to identify the most effective and feasible method for screening people at risk of developing leprosy and administering chemoprophylaxis. The project compares the effectiveness and feasibility of a skin camp intervention to a health centre-based intervention in Ethiopia, Mozambique and Tanzania. In this blog, Dr Anne Schoenmakers of the project coordinator NLR (until No Leprosy Remains, or Leprastichting in Dutch) focuses on skin diseases and on the role that skin camps (can) fulfil in screening for skin diseases and offering treatment or referring to health centres. Not only skin NTDs are addressed during skin camps, but also more common skin diseases such as eczema and acne. People with skin diseases are thought to feel less reluctant to visit the events when a variety of diseases is included.

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