German Leprosy and TB Relief Association,
Our vision is a world in which no one suffers from leprosy, tuberculosis and other poverty-related diseases and the consequences they bring, such as physical disability and social exclusion.
The focus of our work is to cure people suffering from Leprosy and Tuberculosis in Asia, Africa and South America. Both groups of patients can be given medical treatment at the same time. These infectious diseases can be cured within six to twelve months if medicine is administered.
Our relief measures include supporting individual Leprosy hospitals, training public health workers and supporting disabled and marginalised persons. As more and more of our patients are suffering from both Tuberculosis and AIDS, we are managing special projects that aim to conquer these diseases in a combined effort. As a result, the patients‘ life expectancy has increased considerably.
If needed, we also provide emergency aid in regions where DAHW projects already exist. Thus we were able to support tsunami survivors in India last year, providing them with medical and social support.
Marie Curie Cancer Care,
To help people and their families living with a terminal illness make the most of their time they have together by delivering expert care, emotional support, research and guidance.
We provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We’ve been carrying out this vital work for over 65 years – last year alone we cared for over 40,000 people across the UK.