Glossary

NLR India Library Overview

The Library will give free access to documents that are produced by NLR India and NLR International. Priority is given to documents related to the leprosy control in NLR supported states.

In addition, it will stock relevant documents that are free available through other sources and/or give a link to these sources.

For more general documents on leprosy, including scientific literature, the international resources centre on leprosy, INFOLEP is highly recommended.

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Accompanied MDT Giving full course of MDT pack(s) to patient in advance anticipating his/her inability to come the following month(s), regularly due to various reasons (stigma, employment, distance etc.)
ADMO Assistant District Medical Officer
ANCDR Annual Case Detection Rate – is the number of new cases diagnosed (detected) by a specified health service in a specified population during a specified period of time (say from 1st April to 31st March, i.e a year) in relation to the average population over that period.
ANM Auxiliary Nurse Midwife – Providing General Health care services at a Health sub-centre, covering a population of 5,000 to 10,000
APHC Additional Primary Health Centre – A health center, covering about 25,000 to 50,000 population. There are 3 to 4 APHCs under each main PHC
ASHA Accredited Social Health Activist – Under National Rural Health Mission, she is a local resident of a village selected by Gram Sabha, working as a link person between community and health system.
ASLO Assistant State Leprosy Officer
AWW Aagan Wadi Worker – is a functionary in each village, under Integrated Child Development Services Scheme, a centrally sponsored scheme of Government of India, providing child care
BEE Block Extension Educator
BFO Budget & Finance Officer
CDMO Chief District Medical Officer – is a District Administrative Head for Health Department.
CGHS Central Government Health Services – Catering to the health needs of Central Government Employees
CHC Community Health Centre – Larger health center, in rural area, covering a population of about 100,000 to 200,000, having specialized health care facilities such as Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology etc
Child Proportion Percentage of Child cases (0-14 yrs) among new cases detected in a year
CMO Chief Medical Officer
Cohort A group of persons, who share a common experience within a defined time period.
Criteria Criteria are standards against which something is judged and by which decisions are made and actions are measured.
Cure A person who has completed a full course of fixed duration MDT (6 dose for PB & 12 doses for MB) is cured
Detection rate The number of new cases diagnosed (detected) by a specified health service in a specified population during a specified period of time (e.g. a year) in relation to the average population over that period.
DHS Director Health Services
Disab. Gr 2 Proportion Number of Gr 2 disability cases among 100 new cases detected in a year
Disability Gr 2 Includes Visible deformity or damage of hand & feet; or person cannot count fingers at a distance of 6 feet, lagophthalmos, iridocyclitis, or corneal opacity
DLO District Leprosy Officer – Responsible for management of NLEP activities, in the District
DLS District Leprosy Society
DN District Nucleus – Established in each district, headed by DLO, has 1 MO, 1NMS/NMA and 1 Health Educator responsible for monitoring and supervision of NLEP activities
DPMR Disability Prevention and Medical Rehabilitation
EHF Score A sum total of Grades of disabilities of Eye, Hand & Feet
Female Proportion Number of Female cases among 100 total new cases in detected in a year
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