Netherlands Leprosy Relief

Launch Ready4PEP in Nigeria

Implementing SDR-PEP in Nigeria

The launch means the first hand out of a new preventive medicine, SDR-PEP, for contacts of leprosy patients. A total of 21,000 contacts are expected to receive SDR-PEP in Nigeria. A new start to stop leprosy transmission in the country. Read more!

Young child with leprosy spots on his back

until No Leprosy Remains

NLR is a global forerunner in the fight for a leprosy-free world

We take pride in enabling research and driving evidence-based innovation. Ongoing research on and implementation of preventive treatment provides hope that stopping leprosy transmission is coming within reach. It will take joint effort but we have the ambition to continue until No Leprosy Remains.

Three Zeros

Even today, leprosy causes disability and social exclusion. The disease affects millions of lives. The NLR Alliance developed three strategic programmes to work towards a leprosy-free world: Zero Transmission, Zero Disability, and Zero Exclusion

An alliance of partners active across five countries

  1. Brazil

    1,067 Health staff trained on leprosy, prevention of disablities and stigma

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  2. Mozambique

    1,224 Persons affected by leprosy with improved socio-economic situation

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  3. India

    12,677 new patients diagnosed and treated

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  4. Nepal

    2,295 Local actors voicing concerns and needs of people affected by leprosy

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  5. Indonesia

    45,105 contacts received SDR-PEP

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What we achieved in 2020

24,176

New leprosy cases diagnosed and treated

54,027

Persons received SDR-PEP

2,487

Local actors voicing concerns and needs of people affected by leprosy

8,489

Health staff trained on leprosy, prevention of disablities and stigma

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NLR Highlights 2020

2020 was a year of challenge, change and contemplation. See what NLR was able to achieve in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in 12 highlights.

Srijana Adhikari provides a leprosy patient with medicine

Propelling Performance with Partnerships

Cooperation is the basis of our work. NLR’s mission to stop the transmission of leprosy can only be done in partnership with others. The recently awarded joint project on mapping methods of clustering leprosy case data shows clearly this way of working in practice.

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