Filling the Gap
health - inclusion - research - humanitarian aid
- Fighting stigma and discrimination
- Building local capacity
- Medical and social expertise
- Long-term experience
- Smart partnerships with the private sector
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Fighting stigma and discrimination
The DAHW German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association is a non-profit organization internationally recognized as an authority in neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and tuberculosis (TB), disability and social rehabilitation.
DAHW implements effective, efficient and sustainable NTD and TB control strategies in cooperation with governmental and local institutions. Since it's inception in 1957, DAHW and its extensive network of partners have supported millions of people affected by NTDs and TB.
Building local capacity
DAHW is committed to transparency, accountability and respect for cultural differences. The organization makes use of NTD and TB professionals, including medical doctors and public health experts, laboratory technicians, social and community workers as well as rehabilitation and training experts.
With substantial local expertise and well-established offices in Latin America, Africa and Asia, DAHW supports more then 165 projects worldwide. All DAHW offices in partner countries are managed by local staff cooperating with governmental health departments and local and international partners in the fi elds of health and social works.
Medical and social expertise
DAHW supports access to quality patient-centered care for the marginalized and disadvantaged. Its areas of expertise are NTDs and TB, particularly drug-resistant and childhood-TB.
Through its long-term experience with leprosy, DAHW has become a specialist in the rehabilitation and empowerment of people with disabilities, often caused by NTDs. Cure and physical rehabilitation are combined with social inclusion and stigma reduction.
- Diagnosis, treatment of NTDs in hospitals, primary health care centres and communities
- TB diagnosis, treatment and care services including management of drug-resistant cases
- Assistance to Comunity based Rehabilitation (CBR)and inclusion in leprosy centres and communities, e.g. through the support of self-help groups
- Active case-fi nding and routine outreach activities in marginalized communities using the DAHW’s own infrastructure and networks in partner countries
- Training and education of local health-care and social workers in hospitals, primary health care centres and through regional and local workshops
- Health education and creation of public awareness in project countries together with Ministries of Health and other health organisations
- Support to clinical and operational research