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, there is yearly a "Wear Blue" campaign to detect new cases and fight against discrimination.
budget 2023 : $155,613
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 80/191
The Dominican Republic ranks well in the Human Development Index. In America, poverty does not compare to Africa. The life expectancy is 72.6 years. 1% of the population lives below the poverty line. 15% of the population are living in slums.