Association for Leprosy Education, Rehabilitation and Treatment (ALERT - India)
SUB SECTOR: Leprosy
% Spent on beneficiaries
Age: 40 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations: ✔
Eradication of leprosy; Creating awareness to dispel misconceptions associated with leprosy; Detection, treatment, deformation control, and rehabilitation of those with leprosy; Training to medical personnel and research on leprosy; Control and prevention of Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS
PATH India; Anesvad (Spain); HDFC; H.T. Parekh Foundation; JSW Steel; All Cargo Global Logistics; Pirojsha Godrej Foundation; State Bank of India
Dr D'Souza; Dr Maniar, George Thomas, Keshwar Nensey; A. Antony Samy
Average: Rs6 cr
Highest: Rs115 cr
Lowest: Rs1 lac
How much to donate
Rs800 for 2 pairs of footwear for 1 patient with insensitive foot due to leprosy
Rs1,500 for one month to support 1 patient treatment
Leprosy is a serious public health problem because it causes impairment, and subsequently, disability and handicap. 60% of new leprosy cases in the world are in India. ALERT-INDIA detects, treats and cures leprosy well before the affected suffer from social exclusion. They also implement various projects on prevention of Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
ALERT-INDIA implemented the Leprosy Elimination Action Program (LEAP) to reduce morbidity due to leprosy by early detection of new cases, prevention of disabilities by referrals and providing specialized services through the capacity building of the general health care system. They work in 15 districts in Maharashtra and in FY16 treated 3,122 new patients and provided services to 17,336.
The medical teams at Leprosy Referral Centers (LRCS) confirm diagnosis and the patients are treated with Multi-drug Therapy (MDT). Patients are provided with treatment, counselling, medication and physiotherapy services free of cost. They also provide muscle stimulation, pre-fabricated splints, special micro-cellular rubber footwear, and other aids at concessional rates to patients with various types of deformities.
Output: During 2009-2016, LRCS diagnosed 25,000+ new cases. Their Rehabiltation program operates in 14 states and in FY16 distributed micro-cellular footwear, splints, and ulcer dressing kits to 24,000 patients.
Income Rs12 cr
Expense Rs12 cr
Source : Audit Report 2016
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