WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.In the 21st century, health is a shared responsibility, involving equitable access to essential care and collective defence against transnational threats.
The Damien Foundation is highly specialised. Ours is a long-term battle waged specifically against two diseases, leprosy and tuberculosis. The focused nature of our work sets our Foundation apart from other non-governmental organisations. For the most part, this choice brought about our modus operand,specialist medical aid departments,scientific support,international cooperation and coordination,our determination to increase local personnel.
The Leprosy Mission International is a leading international non-denominational Christian organization, with over 130 years experience in leprosy work.As long as leprosy afflicts individuals and communities, The Leprosy Mission (TLM) is committed to doing all it can to break its power and impact.This means not just providing a cure, but also addressing the underlying causes, working to prevent disability and to restore dignity and wholeness to people and communities affected by leprosy around the world.
Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR) is committed to a world without leprosy and its consequences. It tries to achieve this by supporting health authorities in countries where leprosy is prevalent. It is important that health workers recognise and treat leprosy, preventing mutilation due to the disease. Netherlands Leprosy Relief promotes the independent social and economic functioning of leprosy patients and their families. By supporting scientific research we want to improve the effectiveness of leprosy control.Netherlands Leprosy Relief now supports national health authorities in over twenty countries with endemic leprosy problems, collaborates with international partners in leprosy control, and works professionally and efficiently.
American Leprosy Missions (ALM) is the oldest and largest Christian organization in the United States devoted to restoring the lives of people affected by leprosy and related conditions worldwide through holistic cure and care.
The German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association (DAHW), founded in 1957, is a non-profit organisation with headquarters in Würzburg, Germany. It has 62 members. The eight-person Board works on a voluntary basis. For 50 years, DAHW has been helping millions of sick and marginalised people in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. It supports more than 300 relief projects in about 40 countries. DAHW is politically and denominationally independent.
Fontilles is a nonprofit association, declared a public utility, which aims to eliminate leprosy and its consequences, and to combat diseases linked to poverty, health cooperation projects in affected countries and support sustainable development of these countries.
Fontilles pertenece a las coordinadoras de ONGs para el Desarrollo estatal y autonómica (de la Comunidad Valenciana) ya la Federación Internacional de lucha contra la lepra (ILEP) Fontilles belongs to the Coalition of NGOs for Development State and autonomous (from Valencia) and the International Federation of Leprosy (ILEP) . .
The NLEP Emblem symbolizes beauty and purity in lotus: Leprosy can be cured and a leprosy patient can be a useful member of the society in the form of a partially affected thumb; a normal fore-finger and the shape of house; the symbol of hope and optimism in a rising sun. The Emblem captures the spirit of hope positive action in the eradication of Leprosy.
ILEP is an international federation of fourteen autonomous non-governmental anti-leprosy organisations, or organisations with a strong emphasis on leprosy. Membership of ILEP enhances the capacity of these Member Associations to work towards the common goal of a world without leprosy. The purpose of ILEP is to promote and facilitate co-operation and collaboration between its Members, by co-ordinating their support to leprosy programmes, representing their common interests and providing technical expertise to the Federation, its Members and other parties.
LEPRA Society is a health and development organisation working to restore health,hope and dignity to people affected by leprosy, tuberculosis,HIV/AIDS and other allied diseases, and connditions caused by them.
Swiss Emmaus Leprosy Relief Work-India has been in existence since last four and half decades and carrying out Leprosy Elimination activities as key partner to National Leprosy Elimination Programme (NLEP) India.The contribution has made a positive impact in reducing the prevalence rate in their operational area (served about 15 million population) and 8,458 leprosy patients have been registered for chemotherapy under vertical set up of the programme as per NLEP strategy.
The International Disability and Development Consortium is a global consortium of 23 disability and development non-governmental organisations (NGOs), mainstream development NGOs and disabled people's organisations (DPOs) supporting disability and development work in more than 100 countries around the world. The aim of IDDC is to promote inclusive development internationally, with a special focus on promoting the full and effective enjoyment of human rights by all disabled people living in economically poor communities in lower and middle-income countries.