Damien Foundation Belgium


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Founded: 1964 - Number of staff: 25

Currently Damien Foundation Belgium extends Damien's actions in a number of countries, in collaboration with the governments of the countries concerned and the World Health Organization. Damien Foundation Belgium has responsibility for projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It provides technical and financial assistance, drugs and equipment, and also attaches a great importance to local staff training. In addition to its anti-leprosy and tuberculosis field projects, Damien Foundation Belgium has for many years also supported scientific research directed towards these two diseases and related illnesses. (Dutch language website: www.damiaanactie.be)

Contact information

Boulevard Léopold-II 263, B-1081 Bruxelles, Belgium,

http://www.actiondamien.be

+32/2 422 59 11

+32/2 422 59 00

info@damien-foundation.com

Board members

Staff

President: Mr Xavier Ortegat

CEO: Alex Jaucot

Projects

Total number of projects: 34

Projects with partnerships: 9 with NLEP district level teams, 2 with Local/regional Government Departments, 12 with s, 18 with ILEP Members, 7 with Local/Regional Government Departments, 1 with An International Health NGOs, 1 with National Government Ministry / Departments, 8 with Organisation of Persons Affected by Leprosys, 5 with National Leprosy Programmes, 1 with Hospitals, 10 with Leprosy NGOs, 3 with A Local Community / Welfare Organisations

Area of project activity:

Number of countries with projects in: 11

Asia

Number of countries with projects in: 2

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • India (19)
  • Bangladesh (6)

Central America

Number of countries with projects in: 2

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Nicaragua (1)
  • Guatemala (1)

South America

Number of countries with projects in: 1

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Bolivia (1)

Africa

Number of countries with projects in: 6

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Senegal (1)
  • Nigeria (1)
  • Mozambique (1)
  • Comoros (1)
  • Burundi (1)
  • Democratic Republic of Congo (1)
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