Damien Foundation India Trust (DFIT) is a charitable Non-Governmental
Organisation working for Leprosy and TB Control Activities in
India is supported by Damien Foundation Belgium. It offers Leprosy
and TB related services either directly through its own projects
or through local NGO projects. It is also involved in strengthening
Leprosy and TB Control Programmes of the Government through activities
like capacity building. The organisation started its chapter
of leprosy control activities in a village in South India in
1955, TB control in 1996 and now covers a population of 112,159,849
across eight states. The main character of Damien Foundation
is the quality of services, which are delivered in close partnership
with the community and the Government.
At present Damien Foundation implements leprosy and TB Control activities through three types of projects:
- Own Projects (4) with hospital and field based care
- NGO projects (11) with hospital and field based care
- District Consultancy Teams in North India (11)
and in South India (6)
- Government Partnership Projects (Multi-Drug Resistant
TB - 2 Labs)
Nine projects provide referral services including reconstructive
surgery for persons with leprosy related deformity. One of
the most pressing needs is the socio-economic support to rehabilitated
leprosy affected persons. Damien Foundation tries to address
the problems of such displaced individuals by helping them
improve their livelihood through income generating schemes
or construction of dwellings or through educational support.
The progress is monitored through field visits, review meetings
and reports. Major projects are subjected to external evaluation
at least once in two years.
|Damien Foundation India Trust offers quality services,
both medical and social, to people in need, either directly
or through NGOs, Civil Society organisations or Government.
|To reach and serve persons affected by Leprosy or TB, medically and socially.