DAHW Deutsche Lepra- und Tuberkulosehilfe e.V.


    • Organisation type:
      • Network Management/Association
      • Service Provider
    • Year founded:
    • 1957
    • Employees (at the site):
    • 55
    • Turnover range:
    • 5m - <10m EUR
    • Products/services:
    • The German Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association (DAHW), founded in 1957, is a non-profit organisation with headquarters in Würzburg, Germany. It has 62 members. The eight-person Board works on a voluntary basis. For 50 years, DAHW has been helping millions of sick and marginalised people in Africa, Asia, Central and South America. It supports more than 300 relief projects in about 40 countries. DAHW is politically and denominationally independent.

    • Core competencies:
    • The core activity of DAHW is to cure people affected by leprosy and tuberculosis. DAHW takes care also of people who have contracted HIV or who are suffering from AIDS. It combats forgotten diseases such as Buruli ulcer (an infectious disease, similar to leprosy, in Africa, that causes disfigurement, mainly in children), Chagas disease (transmitted by assassin bugs in South and Central America; it causes damage to the nervous system, heart and gut) and leishmaniasis (carried by phlebotomine sandflies in Asia and Africa; leishmaniasis affects the internal organs, skin or mucous membranes to varying degrees of severity). In places where DAHW has a good infrastructure, it also provides disaster relief, most recently in southern India following the tsunami of 26 December 2004, and in Kashmir, Pakistan, after the earthquake of 8 October 2005.

    • Language skills:
    • English
    • Key Tech / section:
      • Medical Technology
    • Industries NACE:
      • 88.10: Social work activities without accommodation for the elderly and disabled
      • 88.99: Other social work activities without accommodation n.e.c.
      • 94.99: Activities of other membership organisations n.e.c.
    • Certification:
    • not available

    • Sales markets - target countries:
    • not available
    • Cooperation offers:
    • not available
    • Contact person:
    • Burkard Kömm (Mr.)
      - Management

      Dr. Adolf Diefenhardt (Mr.)
      - Management
      - Research & development