Programs in the Field of Leprosy: 2015

Asia

Program
Name
His Holiness The Dalai Lama Sasakawa Education Scholarship
Organization External siteSasakawa-India Leprosy Foundation
Explanation This project provides scholarships to children from leprosy colonies in India for professional courses with a maximum four-year duration. The students are expected to embark on careers that make them self-reliant and ensure a dignified future for themselves and their families. The program is implemented with support from His Holiness The Dalai Lama Trust.
Grant Size USD 37,000
Countries
Reached
India

Global

Program
Name
WHO Leprosy Control Activities Supported by TNF/SMHF
Organization External siteWorld Health Organization (Switzerland)
Explanation The Global Leprosy Programme works in coordination with WHO regional offices through a headquarters located in Delhi to provide technical assistance to member states to implement leprosy-elimination activities toward the elimination of leprosy as a public health problem at the national and subnational level. The goal of this program is to achieve a leprosy-free world through active case finding, early detection, and treatment, with emphasis placed on so-called hotspot areas.
Grant Size USD 2,300,000
Countries
Reached
Global
Program
Name
Symposium on History of Leprosy
Organization External siteSasakawa Memorial Health Foundation
Explanation Following the Global Appeal 2016 ceremony, which was held on January 26th, 2016, a symposium was organized to share experiences on how the history of leprosy should be recorded and preserved. The initiative aims to shed light on how persons affected by leprosy overcame the difficulties they faced and regained their dignity in the most challenging circumstances. The symposium also served as a platform for representatives of organizations of persons affected by leprosy, experts, and government officials to interact and exchange views to explore possibilities for future collaboration.
Grant Size JPY 9,500,000
Countries
Reached
Global