Leprosy Control Program: assessment of implementation in districts

ABSTRACT This study aimed at assessing the implementation of the actions predicted by the Control Program of Leprosy (CPL) in district level of the city of Recife, state of Pernambuco. It is a normative assessment based on criteria and parameters guided by the construction of a logic model. The CPL degree of implementation in the district was ranked as partially adequate as a whole. As for structure, human resources and premises were the worst assessed criteria, and when the process is concerned, user welcoming, permanent education and co-management received the worst assessments. The evaluation showed that improvements are still needed in the CPL decentralization to local level.