AFRICA

20,205 New Patients

Chad

NATIONAL LEPROSY CONTROL PROGRAM

Countrywide coordination of the National Leprosy Program. Monitoring, training, active case detection, PCT distribution, and Resistance surveillance. Strategic goals: Zero Transmission · Zero Disability · Zero Discrimination. Population 16,4 million.

budget 2021 : $23,700

Our partner in the field is Follereau Foundation. 446 new cases were detected. Among them, 118 women and 58 children. 85 individuals were already disabled at the time of their diagnosis of leprosy.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RANKING 187/187

Chad ranks last in the Human Development Index. The life expectancy is 55.2 years. Infant mortality is 6.7%, and deaths under the age of 5 are 11%. 38% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line.

Democratic R. Congo

TB and LEPROSY CONTROL - UPPER UELE

Program of Tuberculosis and Leprosy control, and prevention of disabilities in the Central Eastern Province. 13,000 individuals are supervised annually by health workers. Strategic goals: Zero transmission - Zero Disability.

budget 2021 : $50,560

Our partner in the field is the Damien Foundation. Countrywide, 3,032 new cases were detected. Among them, 1,222 women and 158 children. 317 individuals were already disabled at the time of their diagnosis of leprosy.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RANKING 179/187

D.R. Congo ranks very low in the Human Development Index. The life expectancy is 61.6 years. Infant mortality is 5.9%, and deaths under the age of 5 are 9%. 77% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line.

Guinea-Bissau

NATIONAL LEPROSY CONTROL PROGRAM

Support to the National Leprosy Control Programme and National Referral center of Cumura. Collaboration with Organisations of persons affected by leprosy. Strategic Goals: Zero Transmission · Zero Disability · Zero Discrimination.

budget 2021 : $23,700

Our partner in the field is Amici di Raoul Follereau. The high percentage of multibacillary cases (the most severe form of leprosy) and the high frequency of deformities at diagnosis show that leprosy patients are screened very late. The percentage of children in new cases is increasing. Those are all indicators of the persistence of high transmission of leprosy in the country.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RANKING 178/187

Guinea-Bissau ranks very low in the Human Development Index. The life expectancy is 59 years. Infant mortality is 5%, and deaths under the age of 5 are 7%. 69% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line in the small country of 1,9 million people.

Madagascar

2 projects - 2 partners

We provide technical and financial support to the national leprosy control program and many local health centers offering services to people affected by leprosy. One project trains health workers to increase detection and improve the quality of care. The main goal of these projects is Zero transmission.

budget 2021 : $47,400

Our partners in the field are Follereau Foundation and Filles de la Charité. 1,283 new cases were detected. Among them, 228 women and 96 children. 255 individuals were already disabled at the time of their diagnosis of leprosy.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RANKING 162/187

Madagascar is a very large island in Eastern Africa with a population of 27,9 million. The life expectancy is 68.2 years. Infant mortality is 2.3% and deaths under the age of 5 are 3.4%. 70% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line.

Mozambique

LEPROSY CONTROL IN MANICA PROVINCE

We support the Directorate of Health in Manica and the Mozambican Association of People Affected by Leprosy-AMPAL. In all 12 districts, there are active case detection, prevention of deformities, self-care groups, training of peripheral staff, and community-based rehabilitation.

budget 2021 : $79,000

Our partner in the field is Amici di Raoul Follereau. 2,220 new cases were detected. Among them, 954 women and 211 children. 435 individuals were already disabled at the time of their diagnosis of leprosy.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RANKING 180/187

Mozambique ranks very low in the Human Development Index. The life expectancy is 62.4 years. Infant mortality is 4.5% and deaths under the age of 5 are 6%. 62% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line.

Senegal

INCLUSION - PROMOTION OF RIGHTS

We work to promote Human Rights and improve the inclusion of persons affected by leprosy and persons with disabilities in 16 remote rural communes of Senegal. A change in mentality and advocacy for people with disabilities is required to achieve social inclusion. The main goal of this project is Zero Discrimination.

budget 2021 : $71,100

Our partner in the field is DAHW. 189 new cases were detected. Among them, 58 women and 21 children. 10 individuals were disabled at the time of their diagnosis of leprosy - a sign of good active screening.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RANKING 168/187

Senegal ranks low in the Human Development Index. The life expectancy is 68.8 years. Infant mortality is 2.6% and deaths under the age of 5 is 3.6%. 38% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line.

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