AMERICA

29,936 New Cases

Dominican Republic

6 PROJECTS - 2 PARTNERS

A central unit in Santo Domingo manages the National Leprosy Program with 8 regional health centers. Active search for individuals affected by leprosy is done through medical examinations in schools, homes, and neighborhoods. The Social Leprosy Program covers the needs of low-income families affected by leprosy. Food and care offered to needy individuals affected by tuberculosis and suffering from malnutrition. In September 2020, there was a "Wear Blue" campaign to detect new cases and fight against discrimination.

budget 2021 : $139,392

Our partners in the field are Patronnato de lucha contra la lepra and Soeurs de l'Enfant-Jésus de Chauffailles. Dr. Juan Periche and Sister Komori are wonderful allies in the fight against leprosy.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RANKING 89/187

The Dominican Republic ranks well in the Human Development Index. In America, poverty does not compare to Africa. The life expectancy is 74,7 years. Infant mortality is 2.3%, and deaths under the age of 5 are 2.6%. 1.6% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line.

Nicaragua

Leprosy program - Chinandega

In this program, we train the National Leprosy Program staff for early detection of new cases and we promote active campaigns for early detection of the disease. The program also works in maternal and child health care.

budget 2021 : $40,920

In 2020, we will also fund some training in the department of Choluteca (Honduras). Choluteca borders Nicaragua and is a zone of transit of people from one country to another and also highly endemic in diseases related to poverty.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RANKING 126/187

Nicaragua ranks low in the Human Development Index. The life expectancy is 75.2 years. Infant mortality is 1.4% and deaths under the age of 5 are 1.7%. 3.2% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line.

Peru

casa san jose - san pablo de loreto

San Pablo is a village only accessible by boat after a long journey on the Amazon river. The town was constructed in 1925 to be a leprosy colony. In 1957, the settlement was home to 780 people affected by leprosy. The colony is now closed, but all its citizen have a link with leprosy.

budget 2021 : $19,800

Our partner in the field is the Religious Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph. Casa San Jose is a home for individuals severely disabled by leprosy. This project offers dignity and care to impoverished individuals. This project will stop when no individuals need this special home.

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RANKING 82/187

Peru ranks well in the Human Development Index. The life expectancy is 77.4 years. Infant mortality is 1.1%, and deaths under the age of 5 are 1,4%. 3.4% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line.

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