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 17,4 million.

budget 2022 : $22,050

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 184/186

Chad ranks very low in the Human Development Index. The life expectancy is 54.5 years. 33% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line. 87% of the population are living in slums.

Democratic R. Congo

2 PARTNERS AND A NEW PROJECT

TB and Leprosy Control in Upper Uele, the Central Eastern Province, with our partner Damien Foundation. 13,000 individuals are supervised annually by health workers in Upper Uele. New project of reduction of Disabily in Children in South Kivu province with our partner Fontilles. Strategic goals: Zero transmission - Zero Disability.

budget 2022 : $122,640

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 176/186

D.R. Congo ranks very low in the Human Development Index. The life expectancy is 61 years. 77% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line. 78% of the population are living in slums.

Ethopia

IMPROVE DETECTION AND QUALITY OF LIFE - WEST ARSI , OROMIA REGION

The project finds undetected leprosy patients in endemic communities and provides both medical care and socio-economic empowerment. Strategic goals: Zero transmission - Zero Disability.

budget 2022 : $73,500

Our partner in the field is GLRA-Ethiopia. In 2020, a total of 2,993 new cases were detected. Among these, 15% were children and 14,8% were already disabled. The disease continus to be transmitted in the population.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RANKING 170/186

Ethiopia ranks very low in the Human Development Index. The life expectancy is 67 years. 31% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line. 64% of the population are living in slums.

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 2022 : $22,050

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 175/186

Guinea-Bissau ranks very low in the Human Development Index. The life expectancy is 59 years. 25% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line. 74% of the population are living in slums.

Côte d'Ivoire

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF PEOPLE AFFECTED BY LEPROSY

The project contribute to improve the quality of life through creating better opportunitites for starting meaningful work and livelihoods to support themselves and their families. Strategic Goal: Zero Discrimination.

budget 2022 : $40,00

Our partner in the field is Effect Hope. In Côte d'Ivoire, the socio-ecenomic burden of the disease is still heavy. Many people affected by leprosy, although cured, suffer from permanent disability. These impairements lead to increased poverty, social stigma and school or work interruptions.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RANKING 162/186

Côte d'Ivoire ranks very low in the Human Development Index. The life expectancy is 58 years. 9,2% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line. 60% of the population are living in slums.

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 2022 : $44,100

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 159/186

Madagascar is a very large island in Eastern Africa with a population of 27,9 million. The life expectancy is 67 years. 79% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line. 61% of the population are living in slums.

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 2022 : $73,500

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 177/186

Mozambique ranks very low in the Human Development Index. The life expectancy is 61 years. 64% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line. 77% of the population are living in slums.

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 2022 : $66,150

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 165/186

Senegal ranks low in the Human Development Index. The life expectancy is 68 years. 7,6% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line. 30% of the population are living in slums.

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