AIFO ItalyWebpage of Italian Raoul Follereau Association


Welcome to the English webpages of Italian Association "Amici di Raoul Follereau" (AIFO). AIFO is a grassroot organisation with groups and regional coordinations covering the whole of Italy. At the same time, AIFO is an international non-governmental organisation focusing on two areas - (1) fight against leprosy integrated in primary health care services; (2) Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) programmes open to all the different groups of persons with disabilities including persons with disabilities due to leprosy and persons with mental illness.

New Additions on AIFO Website

icon new articleIncluding Disability in International Cooperation - We Include - Read or download the presentations made during the International conference Including Disability in International Cooperation: Experiences of Collaboration between Governments, NGOs and DPOs organised in Rome (Italy) on 18 November 2015. (Added in March 2016)

icon new articleDisability and Development - A new publication from RIDS (Italian Disability Network) on the inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the International Development Cooperation Project for free download. Also available in Italian. Check it. The publication of this book has received co-funding from International Development Cooperation of Italian Foreign Ministry. (Added in October 2015)

icon new articleAIFO at KIP International School, EXPO 2015, Milan (Italy) - AIFO had organised three conferences on international development cooperation projects in China, Mongolia and Guinea Bissau at EXPO 2015. Read more about these conferences.

icon new articleMental Health: Promoting Rights, Fighting Stigma - Final Report of the multi-country project that looked at increasing awareness about mental health issues in the CBR programmes in Mongolia, Indonesia and Liberia and at the human rights of persons with mental illness in a prison of Salvador (Brazil). This project was co-funded by European Commission. (added in May 2015)

icon new articleAIFO's annual monitoring forms (B forms): Thanks to all the projects for sending the forms with data related to their activities in 2015. The "Social balance 2015" report of AIFO is being prepared and will be available in June 2016.

icon new article2014 Annual Reports from AIFO projects in Brazil, China, India, Kenya and Mozambique. (Added in June 2015)

icon new articleReport "Violence against persons with disabilities": Preliminary report of a research project carried out among DPO members in Bidar district in India (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Learning Materials And Other Information From AIFO

icon new articleLearning Materials on Disability and CBR: The Disability and CBR related learning materials are divided into the following groups - (1) Articles, books and manuals (2) Old archives of Asia Pacific Disability and Rehabilitation Journal (3) Online self-learning courses

icon new articleLearning Materials on Leprosy: The Leprosy related learning materials are divided into the following groups - (1) Articles, books and manuals (2) Leprosy Mailing List Archives and Documents (3) Online self-learning courses

icon new articleGeneral Information About AIFO: Find out about - (1) AIFO's mission and vision (2) Who was Raoul Follereau (3) Check the annual reports of AIFO.

icon new articleAIFO's Projects: Learn about projects supported by AIFO and read some of the recent project reports.

icon new articleAIFO's Research Activities: Check the page providing information about completed and on-going research projects of AIFO, including the reports and publications.

icon new articleAlliances of AIFO: AIFO is in official relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is a founding member of ILEP and IDDC. It is also part of different networks and campaigns. Read more about these and other alliances of AIFO.

icon new articleLearning Materials on Primary Health Care and Development: The Health and Development related learning materials include articles, books and manuals.

icon new articleSpecial Events & Announcements: Check the archives of special events such as meetings and workshops organised by AIFO.