Fontilles


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Founded: 1902 - Number of staff: 101

The first priority is still the fight against leprosy, wherever it still exists. The number of new cases registered in the sanatorium is down to a minimum. Therefore, activity is shifting outwards, with a growing number of international projects. Other new priorities include the training of field workers at home and abroad and supporting national plans to eradicate leprosy in endemic countries and regions. Raising awareness of leprosy in Spanish society, early detection of new cases, physical rehabilitation of people with leprosy and, achieving the socio-economic integration of patients are permanently on the agenda of Fontilles' work. Nowadays, the co-operation projects of Fontilles include other neglected diseases and development projects in order to improve living conditions and prevent diseases.

Contact information

Plaza Tetuán 6 bajo, 46003 Valencia, Spain,

http://www.fontilles.org

+34/96 351 15 83

+34/96 351 11 87

fontilles@fontilles.org

Board members

Staff

Chair of the Board: Juan Lorca

General Manager: José Manuel Amorós

Head of Laboratory: Pedro Torres

International Project Co-ordinator: Eduardo de Miguel

Fundraising and Communications: Yolanda Sanchis, Angélica Villar

Projects

Total number of projects: 22

Projects with partnerships: 6 with ILEP Members, 12 with NGOs, 6 with Governments, 1 with Universitys, 2 with Hospitals, 2 with Institutes

Area of project activity:

Number of countries with projects in: 12

Americas

Number of countries with projects in: 6

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Bolivia (1)
  • Argentina (1)
  • Ecuador (1)
  • Honduras (1)
  • El Salvador (1)
  • Nicaragua (3)

Europe

Number of countries with projects in: 1

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Spain (1)

Africa

Number of countries with projects in: 2

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Mozambique (1)
  • Ethiopia (1)

Asia

Number of countries with projects in: 3

Countries (with total number of projects in brackets):

  • Vietnam (1)
  • India (8)
  • Nepal (2)
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