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 2020 : $143,616
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.
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.