Helping others

Now as ever since 1964

In 1964, the Damien Foundation was born. Currently, our organisation has 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.

Observe our slot in history

Significant characters in our history

Three people are at the basis of activities going on at the Damien Foundation: Father Damien, Raoul Follereau and Dr Hemerijckx. Get to know these remarkable people and find out how every day they are a source of inspiration for our Foundation.
Three great figures