Disabling diseases are the scourges of many developing countries. Diseases like HIV/AIDS, lymphatic filariasis, epilepsy, poliomyelitis, diabetes and leprosy all leave their sufferers severely disabled and often socially excluded.
However, with health precautions, information, vaccination and screening campaigns, populations can be protected from these diseases and early detection can reduce or delay the onset of the most seriously disabling consequences.
Once disabling diseases are better understood they are also better treated and better accepted by a patient's family and friends.
This is the reason why we work in close collaboration with local organizations, institutions and health workers to carry out vaccination and awareness-raising campaigns, set up information and screening centers and provide training for trainers.