HealthFirstIndia : Swiss Emmaus Leprosy Relief India.
HealthFirstIndia is the fundraising initiative of Swiss Emmaus Leprosy Relief Work in India. This unit is dedicated to raise funds exclusively for healthcare work and research in this country.
Swiss Emmaus (see also Faidmed) is a relief organisation, involved in over 100 leprosy projects, in 20 countries. It supports projects in countries where leprosy cases are frequent or the public health care system is very poor. In Asia the focal points include India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Nepal. In Africa the focal points are Cameroon, Central African Republic, and Gabon. In addition Swiss Emmaus also supports research projects to identify new developments and problems in leprosy.
For the past fifty years, we have been working in India for the leprosy and TB affected. One of the main objectives is to ensure treatment is affordable and accessible to communities affected by leprosy,TB , HIV/ AIDS and other diseases. We will also continue supporting research in this field. We are expanding our focus to include other neglected diseases such as malaria, pneumonia, dengue fever and lymphatic filariasis.