Programs in the Field of Leprosy: 2016

Asia

Program
Name
His Holiness The Dalai Lama Sasakawa Education Scholarship
Organization Sasakawa-India Leprosy Foundation
Explanation This project provides scholarships to children from leprosy colonies in India, for professional courses of a maximum four-year duration. The students are expected to become self-reliant in embarking on their careers and ensure a dignified future for themselves and their families. The project is implemented with the support of His Holiness The Dalai Lama Trust.
Grant Size USD 149,600
Countries
Reached
India

Latin America

Program
Name
Telehansen/Webhansen/Zaphansen
Organization MORHAN
Explanation This project provides a toll-free telephone hotline and internet service for advice on leprosy, with the aim of eliminating the disease and the stigma associated with it from Brazil.
Grant Size USD 191,830
Countries
Reached
Brazil

Global

Program
Name
WHO Leprosy Control Activities Supported by TNF/SMHF
Organization World 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 activities to eliminate leprosy as a public health problem at the national and subnational level, and to maintain this status. The goal of this program is to achieve a leprosy-free world through active case finding and early detection and treatment, with emphasis placed on so-called hotspot areas.
Grant Size USD 2,300,000
Countries
Reached
Global
Program
Name
Global Appeal 2016-Think Leprosy Now JCI
Organization Junior Chamber International
Explanation As part of Global Appeal 2016’s awareness campaign, the endorsing foundation JCI has been working in the leprosy-endemic countries of India, Brazil, Indonesia and Nigeria, tailoring activities to suit each country’s particular issues and situations to eliminate the discrimination and stigma associated with leprosy.
Grant Size USD 210,000
Countries
Reached
Brazil, India, Indonesia, Nigeria