ILEP’S MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS ARE WORKING
TOGETHER FOR A WORLD FREE FROM LEPROSY
FAIRMED India is working towards a world in which no one suffers from leprosy and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), discrimination because of disease or handicap. Since 1960, FAIRMED India has spearheaded the efforts to eradicate leprosy in India by supporting the NLEP as well as providing services at all levels of health care system and in the community. FM’s projects are aligned to Sustainable Development Goals which aims to ensure ‘health for all’.
Since initiating work in India, FM has committed itself to working in collaboration with the government at all levels so as to increase its reach and enhance its impact. So far, all programs implemented at the state, district or lower levels have been in consensus with the government and towards further strengthening the government systems to implement its leprosy control program seamlessly and effectively. The organization works directly with the NLEP in various capacities. FAIRMED India is presently supporting 4 tertiary leprosy care hospitals where out-patient and in-patient services are provided, including reconstructive surgeries, reaction management and disability care services. These facilities are recognized by the Central Leprosy Division (CLD), Government of India. Through its work in the last five years, FAIRMED successfully provided 1,54,273 services across the cascade of care to 30,906 people registered in its tertiary care hospitals.
In addition to providing medical & social rehabilitation through it’s supported tertiary care hospitals, FM India implements special projects such as the Migration in Leprosy project across 4 states in India. FM India annual budget is INR 62 million.