Association for Leprosy Education, Rehabilitation and Treatment (ALERT - India)
SUB SECTOR: Leprosy
UN Sustainable Development Goal: Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being
% Spent on beneficiaries
Age: 44 Years
Tax Benefit: 50%
Foreign donations: ✔
EEradication of leprosy and creating awareness to dispel misconceptions; Detection, treatment, disability control, and rehabilitation of the affected; Training medical personnel in clinical management and research.
PATH, USA; Johnson & Johnson; Anesvad, Spain; JSW Foundation; Apollo Tyre Foundation; Swiss Emmaus; Inter Aide, France; Lupin Foundation
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
Crisis: Leprosy is a serious public health problem and 60% of new leprosy cases in the world are in India. ALERT-INDIA works with the underprivileged and helps detect, treat and cure leprosy well before the affected suffer from social exclusion. They also implement various projects on prevention of Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
Programs: Leprosy Elimination Action Program (LEAP) reduces morbidity due to leprosy by early detection, prevention of disabilities, and provision of specialized services through capacity building of the general healthcare system. Aim is to strengthen the process of integration through community partnership and achieve the goal of leprosy elimination. ALERT-INDIA establishes Leprosy Referral Centers (LRCs) at rural hospitals in collaboration with the National Leprosy Eradication Program. Patients are treated with Multi-Drug Therapy (MDT) and are provided free treatment, counseling, medication, and physiotherapy services.
They also provide special Micro-Cellular Rubber (MCR) footwear and other aids at concessional rates to patients.
Outcome: So far, 83,000+ persons affected by leprosy have been reached out to through 147 LRCs across 15 districts of Maharashtra. 17,000+ MCR footwear and 8,000+ aids and appliances for disability limitation distributed during FY18.
Income Rs17 cr
Expense Rs17 cr
Source : Audit Report 2018
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