AMICI DI Raoul Follereau (Trust) Raoul Follereau
Raoul Follereau Born in 1903 in Nevers (France). He dedicated his life for the cause of Leprosy. Inspired by his life many International leprosy organisations were established to support the cause of leprosy in the world. In-order to work effectively ILEP was federated to bring all the international leprosy agencies under one umbrella. Inspired by Raoul Follereau AIFO Italy was established in early 1960.
Amici di Raoul Follereau has been working for people affected by Leprosy and people with disability in India. We support medical, surgical, social and rehabilitation activities for people affected by leprosy, all kind of disabilities and vulnerable groups. AIFO supports National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP). Dr. V Ekambaram (1917-2003), after serving in the Indian Army for 5 years, dedicated his life for leprosy eradication from 1950 onwards. He was the first State Leprosy Officer of Tamil Nadu & was involved in the planning and implementation of ‘Multi-Drug’ therapy by National Leprosy Elimination Programme (NLEP). In 1979
Dr. V Ekambaram became the Indian representative of AIFO Italy and in 1998 AIFO India was registered to address leprosy in India.