India is one of the most affected country by leprosy and the state of Bihar is severely hit by the disease. Leprosy is a low contagious disease, which spreads mostly in low developed areas. The
spreading of the disease has a range of global causes from low local hygiene, bad sanitation system, poor education, ... Damien Foundation India Trust is one of the major societies for the
control of leprosy in India. They have reconstruction surgery facilities - like in Dehri-on-Sone - and treatment hospitals in the affected areas.
DFIT is also supporting the control of tuberculosis with the help of the local health authority.