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 whole of Italy. At the same time, AIFO is an international non-governmental organisation active mainly in 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
CBR and Persons with Intellectual Disabilities International Workshop Report: This workshop had looked at issues related to health, education, livelihoods, social relationships and empowerment in relation to persons with intellectual disabilities. Check the report and presentations from this Workshop.
Going Beyond The Taboos in CBR International Workshop Report & documents: This workshop had focused on two areas - (1) social relationships, sexuality and reproductive rights; (2) violence and abuse including sexual abuse towards persons with disabilities. You can download the reports and presentations of this workshop.
Impact of CBR quantitative research report: The first phase of S-PARK/CBR research surveyed more than 2,500 persons with disabilities to look at the impact of CBR on their lives in Mandya district in India. The global findings from this research are now available. Check this report.
Promoting Empowerment: Emancipatory research on role of CBR programme in overcoming barriers surrounding persons with CBR in Mandya district in India involved hundreds of persons with disabilities as research implementers and as active participants. From this experience a 35 page simple guide has been prepared to share ideas on how research can be a way to promote empowerment in CBR settings. This guide is available for free download. It is also available in French and Italian versions.
Changes in Leprosy Mailing List (LML): LML has changed its email address. The new email address for subscribing to this free list and for sharing messages on the list is: editorlml(at)gmail.com (remember to substitute "(at)" with "@" when you copy the address to the email). Check more information about LML.
Learning Materials And Other Information From AIFO
Learning 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
Learning 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
Alliances 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.
Learning Materials on Primary Health Care and Development: The Health and Development related learning materials include articles, books and manuals.