Who We Are?

Damien Foundation India Trust (DFIT) is a charitable Non-Governmental Organization established for Leprosy and TB Control Activities in India. It offers Leprosy and TB related services either directly through its own projects or in partnership with Government and local NGOs. The organization started its chapter of leprosy control activities at a village in South India in 1955, TB control in 1998 and now covers a population of 143.2 million populations across 9 states in India. Our main objective is to provide medical and social support for persons affected by Leprosy or Tuberculosis which is done in close partnership with the local community and Government.

What We Do?

  • Educating the persons affected by Leprosy and TB and giving the ray of hope.
  • Empowering the persons affected by Leprosy and TB by giving them a future and a purpose to Live.
  • Enlightening common man, fighting Leprosy and TB.
  • Encouraging Society to respect their rights and restore their dignity.
  • Ensuring leprosy deformity prevention through self care practice.

Our Projects

Damien Foundation implements Leprosy and TB Control activities through:

  • 14 referral hospitals which manage complications related to leprosy, among these 8 hospitals manage complications related to TB.
  • 17 microscopy centers to manage drug susceptible TB Control.
  • 2 reference laboratories to support drug resistant TB control in Andhra Pradesh and Bihar in partnership with Government.
  • 17 expert field teams to facilitate leprosy disability prevention in 57 districts from 9 states.
  • One rehabilitation home for persons affected by leprosy in Tamil Nadu.

Damien Foundation has been developing different strategies to implement medical and social rehabilitation through training the persons affected by leprosy on home-based self-care, facilitating deformity correction surgeries and chronic ulcer care through hospitalisation. DFIT involves family members, community volunteers and ASHA workers (Accredited Social Health Activist) to monitor self-care practice. The socio economic rehabilitation support is provided through supporting income generating activities, construction, and renovation of houses, educational support for children and nutritional supplement for persons affected by TB.

Our Mission

Damien Foundation India Trust offers quality services, both medical and social, to people in need, either directly or through NGOs, civil society organizations or government.

Our Vision

To reach and serve persons affected by Leprosy or TB, medically and socially.