ANESVAD, Spanish NGO, was in the colony of Prata one of its projects in the country, but bureaucratic problems with the Brazilian government failed to materialize. The government has claimed to be responsible for the rehabilitation of shelters of the colony. Although 25 years ago that there is a treatment based on effective and inexpensive antibiotics for this condition, "the leprosy remains a public health problem in many countries around the world," said Torres. According to this expert, "early detection and early treatment are the main weapons with which it now has to fight against leprosy."