In 1964, Damien Foundation was born. Damien Foundation is a non-gouvernemental organisation andhas more than 1,200 associates. What is their role? Our associates fight leprosy and tuberculosis in all four corners of the world through long-term projects. Their sole objective is to give medical care each year to as many people as possible suffering from these poor people diseases. The Damien Foundation works in close association with the health ministries of countries concerned and aims above all at the reinforcement of local capacities.
Three persons are very important in Damien Foundation's history: father Damiern, Raoul Follereau and Frans Hemerijckx. learn about their inheritance and their slot in history.
> Three major protagonists
The Damien Foundation is a transparent organisation. We share all our information with you. To evidence this, you need only consult our activity report where you can find out everything about our projects, our activities in Belgium, our expenses and sources of income and everything about how we function.