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In 2010, the national leprosy prevalence rate was 0.5/10,000 population which was less than 0.6 per 10,000 populations in 2009. This is below the WHO leprosy elimination target of 1 per 10,000 populations. Regions with prevalence rates higher than 1 per 10,000 has decreased from four in 2009 to two in 2010. These are Lindi (1.7) and Rukwa (1.6) while three regions have prevalence of 1.0/10,000 namely Ilala (Dar es Salaam), Morogoro and Mtwara. The remaining have already achieved the global  target of 1/10,000 population. Overall, the prevalence of leprosy has showed a steady decline since 2002. Figure 14 and 15 below shows that the prevalence cases and detection ratio has remained about 1 between 2004 and 2010 suggesting that patients are timely removed  from the registered after completing their treatment.

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