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09 Sep
PhD defence
Date & Time Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:30 Thesis title Leprosy Post-Exposure Prophylaxis with Single-dose Rifampicin. Health economic aspects in India Special Note Professor Andries Queridozaal, Education Center, Erasmus MC (limited seats, invitation only). You can also watch the defense online: https://youtu.be/CJiHY8G9yvU To calendar

PhD defence Anuj Tiwari

The objective of the thesis was to study the health economic aspects of leprosy prevention through post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) with single-dose rifampicin (SDR). The Leprosy Post-Exposure Prophylaxis program (LPEP) was a multi-centre study, included India where single-dose rifampicin was administered to the contacts of the leprosy patients. We found that SDR is feasible to implement along with the national leprosy control programme. SDR is cost-effective with an incremental cost of US$ 443 per DALY averted over 25 years. We recommend to scale-up SDR in India. 

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