Leprosy Control Program



Vision:    Empowered primary stakeholders in leprosy and eliminated leprosy as a public health problem by 2020


Mission:  To ensure the provision of a comprehensive, integrated quality leprosy services at all levels of health care


Goal:  To maintain and sustain the elimination status




The National Leprosy Control Program aims to:

  •           Ensure the availability of adequate anti-leprosy drugs or multiple drug therapy (MDT).
  •           Prevent and reduce disabilities from leprosy by 35% through Rehabilitation and Prevention of Impairments and Disabilities (RPIOD) and SelfCare.
  •           Improve case detection and post-elimination surveillance system using the WHO protocol in selected LGUs.
  •           Integration of leprosy control with other health services at the local level.
  •           Active participation of person affected by leprosy in leprosy control and human dignity program in collaboration with the National Program for Persons with Disability.   
  •           Strengthen the collaboration with partners and other stakeholders in the provision of quality leprosy services for socio-economic mobilization and advocacy activities for leprosy.           


The NLCP targets individuals, families, and communities living in hyperendemic areas and those with history of previous cases.

Global Strategy


NLCP Strategy



Universal Health Care

(Kalusugang Pangkalahatan)

  • Sustain leprosy control in all endemic countries
  • Provision of Quality Leprosy services at all levels        
  • Governance for Health
  •  Strengthen routine & referral service
  • Health System Strengthening
  • Service Delivery
  • Ensure high quality diagnosis, case management, recording & reporting in all endemic communities
  • Capability building of an efficient, effective, accessible human and facility resources
  • Policy, Standards & Regulations
  • Establish the Sentinel Surveillance System to monitor Drug Resistance
  • Develop policies/ guidelines/ sentinel sites/referral centers (Luzon,Visayas & Mindanao)
  • Human Resources for Health 
  • Develop procedures/ tools that are home/community- based, integrated and locally appropriate for Self Care/POD, rehabilitation services (CBR)
  • Collaborate with NEC/RESU/ PESU / MESU
  • Health Information
  • Health Financing
  • RA 7277- Rights of PWD & Caregivers
  • BP 34- Accessibility & Human Rights Law
  • PhilHealth Insurance Package






Program Manager:

Dr. Francesca C. Gajete

Department of Health-National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (DOH-NCDPC)

Contact Number: 651-78-00 local 2353

Email: francesca_gajete@yahoo.com