Netherlands Leprosy Relief

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. A recent, major, breakthrough provides hope that stopping leprosy is coming within reach. It will take joint effort but we have the ambition to continue until No Leprosy Remains.

What we achieved last year


New leprosy cases diagnosed and treated


Persons treated with preventitive medication


Children received financial support for their education


People provided with assistive devices

About us

Our priority programmes

Even today, leprosy causes disability and social exclusion. The disease affects millions of lives. NLR focuses on the four most pressing issues standing in the way of a leprosy-free world.

An alliance of partners active across five countries

  1. Brazil

    4,415 new patients diagnosed and treated

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  2. Mozambique

    1,437 new patients diagnosed and treated

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  3. India

    37,795 new patients diagnosed and treated

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  4. Nepal

    910 new patients diagnosed and treated

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  5. Indonesia

    14,363 new patients diagnosed and treated

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Leprosy detection team uses mobile skinapp in Mozambique

NLR’s SkinApp wins ISNTD Festival Apps Award in London

On March 12th the NLR SkinApp has won the Apps award at the International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases Festival co-hosted by the Wellcome Trust in London. The SkinApp was especially praised for “the strong commitment to strengthening primary healthcare through mHealth, the development of innovative treatment paradigms focusing on skin health interventions, and the dedication to strong national and international partnerships”.

Our projects

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