The action the Fondation Raoul Follereau takes for the benefit of persons affected by leprosy is embodied in approximately 226 projects in 28 countries, for 12 of which it assumes co-ordinatorship responsibility within ILEP. It pursues the following three-pronged objective: • Treatment: to control the disease and avoid deformities through early detection and treatment. • Training: to improve patient management by training health workers to make accurate diagnoses and to focus on quality care; to inform populations by making them aware of the facts, notably on World Leprosy Day. • Reintegration: following in the footsteps of its founder, the Fondation Raoul Follereau has assigned itself the task of reintegrating former patients who have disabilities resulting from leprosy. It supports initiatives of local Raoul Follereau associations to help cured leprosy patients to rediscover their independence and place in society through an economic activity. * The Fondation Raoul Follereau has been certified in France by the Bureau Veritas Certification - state-approval for organisations which raise funds through the generosity of public donations.