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 2022 : $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 89/186

The Dominican Republic ranks well in the Human Development Index. In America, poverty does not compare to Africa. The life expectancy is 74 years. 1.6% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line. 15% of the population are living in slums.

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 2022 : $22,400

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 83/186

Peru ranks well in the Human Development Index. The life expectancy is 77 years. 4% of the population lives below the extreme poverty line. 33% of the population are living in slums.

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