New Delhi: Eighteen leprosy-burdened countries, including India, Thursday acknowledged the role of multi-drug therapy in helping reduce cases of the bacterial disease across the world.At a three-day summit on leprosy, organised by WHO and the Nippon Foundation in Bangkok, health ministers of these countries - which also included Bangladesh, Japan, Thailand and Brazil - discussed the current leprosy situation and strategies for further reducing the disease burden and realising a leprosy-free world.In a declaration adopted at the conference, the countries expressed concern over continuing occurrence of new leprosy cases annually in significant numbers in various countries and also the existence of endemic areas.
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