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Since 1981, we have more than 30 years' experience of bringing water, sanitation and hygiene education to where it is needed most. In this time, we have gone from strength to strength to become one of the most respected organisations dealing solely with water, sanitation and hygiene issues.
We only use practical technologies and make sure the right skills exist in the community so they can keep them working long into the future. By working with local partners we’re able to invest in the future of local communities so that they can continue the good work. This is an essential part of our work as we believe it is the most progressive and sustainable approach.
We invest in our local partner organisations to enable them to deliver their project work. We typically provide financial support, training and technical advice as well as help with planning, budgeting and institutional development.
Because changing the policies of governments and other powerful institutions is an effective way of reaching millions more people with water and sanitation, we work hard to influence their decisions.
By bringing together as many voices as possible – supporters, local communities, civil society, business, service providers – we have a better chance of getting the change we want. Our incredible supporters, and communities campaigning across the world, help to keep the water and sanitation crisis at the top of the agenda.
WaterAid has teams in 37 countries across the world, working with our partners to transform millions of lives every year by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
In 2012 the International Coalition of Historic Sites of Exclusion and Resistance was established by individuals who have lived in these communities, together with heritage experts and representatives of advocacy and human rights organizations from Brazil, Colombia, Japan, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United States.
Goal: To promote the cultural heritage of leprosy/Hansen's disease historic sites.
Founded in 1961, Leprosy Relief is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting leprosy. Leprosy Relief is a member of ILEP, the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, Leprosy Relief is supported by individual donations, bequests and interests from an endowment fund.
The mission of Leprosy Relief Canada is twofold: to fight diseases of poverty (leprosy and tuberculosis) and raise the Canadian people's awareness of the issue.
Established to fight leprosy, Leprosy Relief Canada extended its scope of action to include the fight against tuberculosis. This of course does not mean it has forgotten about leprosy, the main goal.
Leprosy Relief Canada works to restore health, hope and dignity to people affected by leprosy or tuberculosis. Over the years, the work has gone from assisting small initiatives to supporting larger programs in partnership with other members from ILEP, the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Organizations.