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World Health Organization : Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Bureau Regional du Pacifique Occidental ; Year 1993, Leprosy, Field Report, No. 2: Regional Office for the Western Pacific ; Bureau Regional du Pacifique Occidental

By J. C. Tao

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Title: World Health Organization : Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Bureau Regional du Pacifique Occidental ; Year 1993, Leprosy, Field Report, No. 2: Regional Office for the Western Pacific ; Bureau Regional du Pacifique Occidental  
Author: J. C. Tao
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Language: English
Subject: Health., Public health, Wellness programs
Collections: Medical Library Collection, World Health Collection
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Publisher: World Health Organization

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Tao, J. C. (n.d.). World Health Organization : Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Bureau Regional du Pacifique Occidental ; Year 1993, Leprosy, Field Report, No. 2. Retrieved from http://worldebooklibrary.com/


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For backpound information, reference is made to the assignment reports ol Dr J .J. Huang, \,FRO 0075 (Tonga), issued 23 February 1967 and 30 October 1$9, respectively, and to the writer's report on a v i s i t -to Tonga, \II%/TB/FR/P~, issued 29 November 1967. Following the writer's v i s i t in October 1967, the 1~12~01s operation for o tuberculosis control proJect was s i ~ e bdy the Government, U N I W and bmo on 19 August, 2 July and 28 June 1968, respectively. From 17 March to 12 April 1969, Dr S. Tili Puloka, Medical. Officer on TubercuLosis and Leprosy Control, participated in the \JHO/SPC Refresher Course on Tukrculosis and Leprosy he14 a t Noumea, Ncrv Caledonia. IrnmedAately after the course, Dr Y.Y. Huang, Dacterioloe;lst, and Miss Ellen ~~lilhelmssonP, ublic Health Nurse, of the blH0 Regional lbberculosis Advisory Team, arrived in Nulm'alofa. Followin$ a prellzilnary tuberculin survey conducted in Mu'a, Vaini and Kolonga on Songatapu, it was decided that all children under 10 y e u s of age could be given ECG vaccination directly. A l l persons aged ten and. over were tuberculin tested, the non-reactors were vaocinnterl. Sputuin collection or laryngeal swab'uing was done on persons with respiratory symptoms. Chemotherapy was offered to all cases positive for acifi-fast bacilli on microscopy. The campaign, with a tea11 of six trained auxiliary workers under the guidance of D r Puloka ard Niss Ana Ranala, Public Health Nurse, was started on 20 May 1969. The WHO h c t e r i o l o g i s t was withdrawn en5 of May and the MHO Nurse two-and-a-half months later. The canpaim was planned to be completed in one year.

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CONTENTS -Page 1. PURPOSE 017 VISIT ........................................... L 2 RACKGROIMC mOWATION ..................................... 1 3. OEERVATIONS /\ND DISCUSSIONS ............................. 1 1 The canlpaim ........................................... 1 2 ConsoZPdation of the acLiviCies ..................... 2 3.7 Otlzer activities .................................... 2 y.4 The new hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3.5 Leprosy in Tonga .................................... 3 >.6 Talk to Fiedlca: Officer a t Valola Hospital . . . . . . . . . . 3 4 COIICEWS A$!D RECO!PSNDATfONS a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 -. li.1 T;*eat~nento f known patients ......................... 2 I . 2 Case-f lrxiing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . a . . . . 4 4.3 13CG vacclnati.on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 4 5 . A c m o t m G m ~ z.~..~. ...................................... 4

 

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