Supporting people with disabilities
People with disabilities belong to the most marginalized groups in the world. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 15% of the world’s population has some form of disability. The DAHW, a worldwide recognized expert in neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), estimates that 1.5 to 2 million cases of disability have been caused by leprosy alone. Since 1957, DAHW supports people with leprosy through rehabilitation measures. Since 2007, the DAHW follows the community-based rehabilitation (CBR) strategy of the WHO expanding its support to all disabled members in their respective community.