AIFO supports projects and programmes in developing countries in collaboration with a wide variety of partners including – Governments, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), faith-based organisations, Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) and Organisations of Disabled Persons (DPOs) in two main areas:
- Programmes dealing with Community health and with fight against leprosy and rehabilitation of persons affected with leprosy
- Community-based Inclusive Development (CBID) programmes dealing with vulnerable population groups with a special focus on different groups of persons with disabilities, especially in the areas of health, rehabilitation and empowerment.
The fight against leprosy, prevention of disabilities due to leprosy and medical and socioeconomic rehabilitation of persons affected with leprosy is at the centre of AIFO’s work. Over the past decade, AIFO has been promoting integration of all leprosy related activities in primary health care, Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR) and CBID, specifically by promoting human rights and community based participatory approaches in which communities and local organizations play a key role.
In 2016, AIFO supported projects in 10 countries – Brazil, China, Comores islands, Guinea Bissau, India, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Palestine and Nicaragua. In three countries (Brazil, India and Mongolia), Aifo has special partner-organisations, which are part of its international network and which are represented in its General Assembly.
For more information about AIFO Projects, you can look at the following:
- Recent reports and publications from Aifo projects
- Archives of Aifo project reports
- Research reports
Aifo supported Projects can download the annual monitoring forms, which should be sent to Aifo head-office latest by 15 March of each year.
Finally, you can learn more about the persons benefiting from Aifo projects in the Aifo Annual Reports.